Wednesday, October 25, 2006

In our tinny on the Brunswick River sure beats staying home because of the pain.

2 comments:

Karen Harvey said...

Hi,
My name is Karen from North Wales, UK. I have just left a comment re: RSD/CRPS (which I forgot to leave my name on, sorry.) To change the subject a little, I Love this picture and the one of the pelican and some of the coastal views too. I am editor for the 'Around the World' section of www.allthingsgirl.com ezine and I was wondering if you would like to submit an article and some of your pictures to me, I'd love to publish it. I'm afraid, none of us get paid, it's a labour of love,a place to showcase the creative talents of ladies from around the world. Any female is welcome to submit work. (See site to see which sections are accepting submissions,) it's a lovely site, check the 'Around the World' and it's archives too to see what sort of work we have published in the past. You can submit on line and it will be forwarded to me. Thanks again, I have enjoyed a trip through your site.
As I said in my last post my husband has RSD, well I have Fibromyalgia and ME and live with chronic pain and fatique too, but I have found that using my creative talents writing/poetry/ and art helps enormously. We musn't let a diagnoses define who we are, we must show our individuality.

best wishes, Karen Harvey

jeisea said...

Hi Karen
You're so right about distracting yourself. Doing something creative has the extra endorphin benefit. Smart move. I'd love to send you something to publish. My photos are just taken on a 3 megapixel camera and would be sent as jpegs. I hope that's ok. Chronic pain, from any cause has the body on alert. The brain actually alters in a chronic situation. Did you read the part about long and short muscles? That doesn't just happen for crps. I encourage you to go to http://www.noigroup.com.au and read about their "Explain Pain" book. The way the body reacts to pain is very well explained and puts you the sufferer back in control. If I can email you via your site I'll send you some other information. Stress and fatigue ramp up pain but breathing in the way I've described will probably help you too. I believe massage is great for fibromylgia and trigger point therapy is done here for it. If you have pain yourself that can be isolated to one side I'd give the nmirrors a try. Best practise is with a physiotherapist. I do it myself because I'd didn't know about best practise when I started. It works for me. I wish you both well.
jeisea

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