Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's Been a Rough New Year

My fibro pain has finally gone back to it's normal level four or five. It's been a great blessing to not be in as much pain as I had been having.

Things were going pretty well until Tuesday this week.  That when my pain jumped up to a level ten. But it wasn't fibro pain.  It was some of the most severe chest and stomach pain I've ever had.  I tried to ignore it.  I tried to find a position where I got some relief. Nothing worked so I ended up calling Mr. Supportive to take me to the ER.

That visit was a nightmare.  You know how those of us with chronic pain get labeled as drug seekers?  I feel sure that I was labeled as soon as I got there.  You know how sometimes when the pain is so bad that you can't breathe normally and you breathe through your mouth very quickly?  The nurse told me I was having an anxiety attack and if I would stop breathing so fast the dizziness would go away.

Read about my "wonderful" adventures in the ER here.

I'm going to be away from the computer for a few days playing grandma.  Here's hoping I report back good things pain wise!


  1. It is really good to do as blog, to share your experiences, so others don't feel so alone and to raise awareness. Many thanks :-)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to "see" you again. Cynthia


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