December 29, 2018

Psychology Of Pain

There are times that I envy the majority of humanity.  Creativity, inventiveness, the ability to fabulate, these are all part of the Human race as a whole, but most people can't really do them.  I have some small ability at tale-telling, and an active (some might say OVER-active) imagination.  Which is why I'm writing this at some short time after 10pm on Saturday.

I have just gotten out of bed.

It all started last night... er... this morning.  I shut my computer down at about 230am... and then spent the next two and a half hours convincing myself that standing up wasn't going to hurt much.  See, my leg injury is pretty rotten... right in the groin muscle on the right side.  ANY movement of the leg tends to hurt.  Standing up, though... that muscle does a lot of the work.  So I sat here in front of my computer, raging at myself for not standing up.  Pain 1, Wonderduck 0.  Eventually I did get to my feet and went to bed... which hurt.  That whole "muscle" thing, y'know?

Around about 2pm today, I woke up.  I gently maneuvered myself into position to exit my bed... took a half-hour, since I was trying to limit the pain... and spent the next two hours raging at myself for not being able to get out of bed.  I could FEEL that muscle twinging every time I rocked forward.  Pain 2, Wonderduck 0.  Defeated, I went back to sleep, hoping to succeed next time.  I'd better, I was getting awfully thirsty.

Around about 9pm, I woke up again, threw myself into the standing up position, screw the pain, and hurled myself to my feet.  Pain 2, Wonderduck 1.

Shower felt good, brushing my tooth felt fantastic, and I just decapitated a 2l bottle of Mountain Dew.  Tastes good, man.

Hope tomorrow is better.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:21 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Pain sucks. Here's hoping whatever's damaged gets well, or at least better, at some point.

Posted by: jabrwok at December 30, 2018 04:13 AM (wKZS0)

2 Yep.
I had surgery for an umbilical hernia about ten years ago.  That's really fun, because sitting up uses the very stomach muscles that have been cut open, so it's like having been stabbed.  What I learned is to try to find a way of moving that doesn't use that muscle, which in the case of sitting up, meant putting my arms behind me and pushing myself up, instead of pulling with stomach muscles.  Also, sometimes direct pressure on the injured muscle can help block the pain.  Maybe in your case, if you have a crutch available, you could pull yourself up on it using your arms and left leg?

Posted by: Rick C at December 30, 2018 03:13 PM (Iwkd4)

3 Bad news... I just noticed a text from Wonderduck indicating he was in the hospital. It was sent 6 hrs prior to this comment.
I know nothing more and be advised that my info is 6 hrs out of date.

Posted by: brickmuppet at December 31, 2018 04:45 PM (gxCG3)

4 Damn.

Posted by: Mauser at December 31, 2018 05:19 PM (Ix1l6)

5 Good luck and a rapid return to health, Wonderduck.  My prayers are with you.

Posted by: StargazerA5 at December 31, 2018 06:39 PM (TWAZc)

6 Good luck, Wonderduck.  May you heal fast, may the doctors not chew you out too much for letting it go that long, and may your claims be swiftly approved.

Posted by: David at December 31, 2018 07:09 PM (JMkaQ)

7 Get Well Soon and No Complications!

Posted by: DougO at December 31, 2018 07:47 PM (NoaSY)

8 Yikes.  Get well soon, 'duck.

Posted by: Rick C at December 31, 2018 08:23 PM (Iwkd4)

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