I went out to eat tonight dinner and for the first time since Feb 2007 I was able to eat out and sit in a restaurant for close to an hour without having to stand up 1/2 way thru dinner because of back pain!
YEAAHHHHH!!!! Good for you, girl! Doesn't it feel miraculous to do what "normal" people do everyday and take it for granted? I know exactly what you mean. Before I started on Methadone, it was torture to sit through a meal with my hubby.
It wasn't the "sitting" part that bothered me because my pain is not my back, it was just the "being" there due to my kidney pain. Then, most of the time, the smell of the food would just make me nauseous. So, I'm sitting there trying not to dry heave at the table and quickly putting my food in a doggie bag and head off to the ladies room. Not exactly a night out my hubby had in mind.
Well, things are quite different now with the Methadone and I can actually enjoy the whole evening. I'm so happy for you, Pepper. Take care and bye for now.
Fantastic Pepp. I am so happy for you. I remember going through a lot of the same "firsts" way back when. I had gone a year or so, before finding my current PM and I was existing pretty much the same as you were, just a couple of weeks ago. Each "new" thing I could do was such a joy for me. And I know my hubby was a a lot happier too. Congrats! CMP/MM
Pepper, how wonderful for you. It has been so long that you have got to enjoy things like going out to dinner in peaace, I ll bet hubby is thrilled. God bless this new PM of yours! You to of course. Sammy
So happy for you! I do ok for a short while in cushioned chairs. Had to sit @ a table this week as no booths were available and did have to get up. Pain makes it harder fin or me to eat. Amazing how I can eat later when I am comfortable and less pain which means less stress from trying to hide pain. Congrats on being able to enjoy yourself & hubby.
I am glad you enjoyed, sweetie! This is what life is about for us; those little happy moments with family and friends make us so happy...
Many people, who are well, would think we are crazy to get excited about things like this, but we understand each other...
I had bad day yesterday (physically), but emotionally great; my kids took my 3 years old granddauther to a Sesame Place water park and my hubby and I babysat 5 month old bundle of joy! Should I say more?
Came home at 6 pm, friends invited us to a local pizzeria for pizza - dinner. Well, my dream was to go to bed early after hard day, but I pushed myself anyway... Most of the time I was walking around the table, thank God it's outside, but still had a good time with all of them.
Don't let anything stop you from having a good time when you can.
Wish you more happier days in a future...
Love and blessings...
I hope its okay that I post, I am still not clear on what I was doing, something about my name? anyway I need to risk it to congratulate my girl Pepper! You fought long and hard to be able to sit and enjoy yourself, if only for a short while. wtg! so very glad to hear you are getting some relief!
As I wrote before, you're going to start doing and thinking totally differently. Things you wouldn't even consider just a couple of months ago will now pop into your head. I don't mean the obvious things like doing a little more here or there, but just the thoughts of a person in less pain. You have been given so much more than just added pain relief, the Lord has renewed you through this relief. And IMHO, life will take on a whole new flavor. This is why I am so over the top when it comes to fighting for better relief. I believe life was meant to be lived to the fullest, and I think the tools and techniques are there for CP patients to have such a life, if only they could connect with a professional who believes the same thing and uses their resources to help folks get there.
pepper i am really delighted you are doing so well. I have just read steves reply to you there, and he is so right.
Why have I got the feeling you are planning a holiday in your head? Bet you are saying Gosh next summer please God will be so much better. Maybe its just because I get a good day and I plan out all this little trips to do.
Yesterday I hit my record longest ever. Got up at 11am and didnt lye down on the bed till 8pm that night and only then for an hour !. As you know that is the longest I felt so good afterwards...... it brings a smile to the face that sometimes has forgotten to smile.
Take care Pepper, bet you wont be chasing your cane in the waeves next year. Heres to good days ahead for you.