Learn Why And How Pain Management Can Work For You

Learn why and how pain management can work for you. We are in charge of our health and that includes keeping our bodies flexible and moving with ease for as long as we are alive. When I became consumed with pain I didn’t know which way to turn. I wanted someone to give me the direction to go to get out of my situation. Angry this had happen to me I wanted a quick fix. There is none. Physical therapy, surgery, pain medication, and more physical therapy was what I new for 7 years. I am still in pain. Now I have learned to manage the way I live my life and not let the pain control me. I thought I could share the coarse I took and how it helped me and the others in the group I was with.I got so much help I just want to pass it on.

Introduction:


Being a part of this group was life changing  the people were so great and there were rules to follow especially about privacy and respect. We stared with a first name and a list of our medications and the treatments that we were going threw now and how it was working for us.

As we went around the table I could see I was not alone. My heart went out to each person as they opened the vault of frustration and pain. How are the following effecting your quality of life. Gods not giving anymore time, as those of us in the group are so aware of. To take control of your time and how these things can effect everything.

  • Medication

 

  • Mind and body
  • Physical therapy


What medication do you take and what are the side effects?


Medication can can the way we think is your medication helping or hurting you? Do you need medication? How will medication help and how long will you need to take it? Any thing you put in your body to deal with pain should not take your brains power to function. Unless you are dieing a painful death you will want to live your life.Knowing what the side effects is very important. Medication can be addictive what effects does it have on your mind and body. Medication can effect the amount of pain that you live with everyday.  You want to manage your pain. It can leave you tired, confused, agitated and not even touch the chronic pain on the level that you need the most relief. Find out how the medication interacts with other medication you are on.

Oh, I almost forgot supplements and herbs can also effect medications you take. Before you rub it on, sallow, breath it or buy it please check with your doctor or pharmacist on how it can effect you. Sometimes what we think is harming us is actually hurt us. I did and that is why I can take the products I promote, they have little or no reactions with my medication. and help me.

 

Mind and Body

The Magic is already inside of you when we change our mindset we open ourselves up to learn different ways to coop with our reality.

How do you see the world, is your out look 1/2 full or empty? Are you depressed? Are you angry and at who? How can I look at things differently? These 5 questions are the same for everyone who is in pain. Our brain is like the hard drive to your computer, It will not ever really get rid of the information you have stored on it. So where dose that leave us?

Download a new program, start looking at opportunity to improve your life with the brain power you have. Change the message you tell yourself everyday.

Meditation for pain

Example: Lay or sit where you can be as comfortable as possible. Now concentrate on your breathing for a short while as you continue be aware of the area on  your body that has the most pain. Think of this area as a huge fire ball or a train going down a track as the train gets further away imagine your pain is going with it keeping your breathing at an even pace feel the pain get smaller and smaller until it is almost gone or completely gone. This is one of the ways I get to sleep and it relaxes the muscle group that guard the pain.

Our muscles and tendons need to relax and it is very hard to do when in a protection position. Example my knee hurt so bad I keep leg as straight as possible. The Knee may not hurt as bad when the muscles and tendons get a chance to relax. Flexibility of your mind is just as important as the flexibility of your body, both go hand in hand when it comes to pain control.

keeping a journal, how do I feel today, why am I so sad, happy, angry? (I was surprised to find out I was angry at my family for not seeing my pain and the fact that I was the one who got hurt not them.) What makes your pain worse? What makes your pain better? When you write things down you can set goals,  find the areas that you need to work on yourself and what you may need help with. Find the answers that you need to spend every minute feeling better.You will be shocked on the things we do everyday that effect us in one way or another.

To be continued…

As I think in my heart, so am I.               Proverbs 23:7

How Do We Empower Ourselves As Women Today Part 6

How do we empower ourselves as women today Part 6, Women in their 70s and beyond reflect on the life they have and how far they have come. Always looking ahead and still waiting for what live has in store for them.

Reflecting on our achievements and what legacies we will leave behind for our friends and families. Women in this stage of life are so quick to lend a hand, tell a story and give advise. The wisdom of decades of learning and relationships are our treasures and we are more then willing to share. Because we are also ladies we do however like to be asked.

Life in our reflective years                                                                                                                                                                                      Physically active and Nutrition:

  • Activity is essential for flexibility.  Walking, stretching, yoga and ti chi are just someways to keep fit.
  • You are what you eat, so ladies eat foods that are nutritious and delicious low in fat and have all the vitamins you need.
  • Fluids are so much apart of your of your nutritional needs, as we age our body till needs fluids this does not mean you need to drink 8 glasses of water. Women consume fluids in so many foods they eat. Juices, coffee, sauces, milk and teas are fluids that we enjoy.

Screens:

  • Skin, at this time of our lives we know every inch of our bodies. Check with your physician if you see any change in skin or moles.
  • Mammogram, internal exam with pap test, bone density test, fecal occult blood test, rectal exam, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy
  • Vision exam, hearing exams, semiannual dental exams and cleaning
  • Blood work; Cholesterol panel( LDL,  HDL and triglycerides), Diabetes check(fasting blood glucose, liver panel (for anyone taking certain maintenance medication)

The relationship with your doctor by now is straight forward, you should discus all medications, side effects and treatment with your physician so as you get to the next stage you are well aware of what is going to happen next.

Immunization:

  • Tetanus once every ten years
  • Influenza yearly
  • Pneumococcal one time only
  • Herpes zoster vaccine one time only

I know that most of are taking care of ourselves the best that we can. I know all us know at least one women that can benefit from what we know. Things that we take for grant-it may help someone. Share information in light conversation has help me with a lot of health issues.Comparing notes with others is one way to keep on top of chronic health issues. I do however discus all treatments, testing and alternatives with my physician and I encourage you to do the same.

There are great resources in printed materials at all health care offices you can all so look things up on the internet.

I am so glad I did these article on empowering ourselves as women, our health is our greatest treasure. We can not be who we truly are and want to be to with out  health.

God has granted me a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…what is so immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for me and all who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength.                                                                                                                          Ephesians 1:17, 19

How Do We Empower Ourselves As Women Today Part 5

How do we empower ourselves as women. Today our lives seem to follow a ten year transition full of opportunities and the a new perspective that brings wisdom and a zest for life. Women in the 60s have taken all the steps to maintain their health.

Nurturing the next decade with energy and the pursuit of good health is just one of the ways women inspire to make the most of the abundant life we have in store for us. Setting the example and sharing wisdom and knowledge is a priceless gift to be treasured by women of all ages.

Maintaining vitality in our 60s:

  • Diet and exercise, Keeping physically fit is vital to your flexibility and bone health along with a well balanced diet.
  • Regular visits to your physician, dentist, and eye doctor
  • Education on the changes that can take place with  health issues

Preventive screening:

  • Skin exams are essential, know your moles and check them often
  • Mammogram,bone density test and internal exam with a pap test
  • Annual fecal occult blood test, rectal exam, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Cholesterol panel (total LDL, HDL, and triglycerides),liver panel( when taking certain medications), thyroid test (TSH) and Diabetes check ( fasting blood glucose) Taking the time to discuss these blood test with your doctor is just apart of having a handle on your health.
  • Know your blood pressure and your Immunizations( Tetanus, Influenza, Pneumococcal, Herpes zoster vaccine)

We all have distinct health issues at each stage of our lives it is our responsibility to know our bodies and educate ourselves on ways that we can stay healthy in every stage of our lives. Women mentoring women helping them to become the best that they can be is our privilege as a part of the human race.

60s, a time when life is changing faster then we would care to admit, children are grown, friends are lost and family seems to busy to get together or live far away. Making every day count, women look for new people to fill the void we all like to feel which is to be wanted and needed.

Volunteer, start a new job or exercise program. Women we are happiest when we develop relationships or when we are in them.

God has not given me a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self discipline.      2 Timothy 1:7