I’m not feeling it today. I’ve spent several hours trying to come up with a ‘U’ word to spark my imagination, but it just isn’t happening.

We had a warm, sunny, 78° day yesterday and my pain was tolerable. I knew it was raining today when I awoke because my body was telling me so. The pain is unreal. It’s distracting, and my options are to deal with it the best I can, or swallow opiates that heighten my sense of hearing to a painful level and steal my memory. Most often I choose the deal-with-it method and spend the day trying to be still.

DISH is a deceptive disease — I don’t look ill, but I can’t remember the last time I was pain-free.

So I’m skipping today, and thanking you now for your understanding — we all need to take a day off once in a great while — and today is my day.



2 thoughts on “Understanding

  1. Rob-bear says:

    I didn’t know anything about DISH. Until now. But I do understand chronic pain. Because I’ve lived with it for years. But I refuse to use opioids: even in retirement, I’m too young for that.

    I hope you had a not-to-bad day.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

    • DISH is rare in women my age. My own doctor didn’t know what it was. There is no treatment for the disease, and pain management is the equivalent of a shot in the dark. We have not found anything that reasonably manges my pain. It gets discouraging at times when it’s too painful to move, yet life needs to go on as usual. My day was not-so-bad because my sweet husband did the things that I could not. Thank you for your encouragement, Rob-bear!

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