HAPPY EASTER DAY FRIENDS!!
I hope that you were able to enjoy and rejoice in the Risen Savior (at home or in a church setting) - this holiday makes me so so happy.
Today I ran out of my fast-acting in haler and had left my nebulizer at home. After half of one family Easter I was struggling to breath and we still had the other family to go to! So needless to say by the time I got home I couldn't talk because I couldn't get enough air - my nebulizer helped but I noticed that the struggle to breath seems to have agrivated the swelling around my heart and so I may not be able to sleep tonight much. All of this is to illustrate my third pain managment tool - and that is to be prepared at ALL times. Makng sure that I don't run out of any medication or end up out of the house without my heating pad .. all of this can have a big impact on pain and managing it. The asthma attack didn't directly relate to my pain, but now my whole body hurts worse from spending 5+ hours struggling to breath and struggling to hide how uncomfortable I was from everyone around me. It would be much better if I would take the time to refill all of my perscriptions on time, and pack correctly or have extra stuff in the car for when we are out of the house.
A good lesson and reminder of a very important pain managment tool.