My eyes are closed, and I scan my body from head to toe. What do I feel right in this moment?
Eyebrows, chin, jaw. Neck — it’s tight and hurts.
Shoulder, hurts. Elbows, wrists, they’re on fire. Fingertips are tingling.
A flare at my hips crackles and hisses, screaming through my legs to my feet.
I identify areas where I’m in pain, take a deep breath, and visualize exhaling into the pain. It dissolves, even if only briefly.
I have constant nerve pain or muscle aches and have made the decision to stay away from pain meds unless I absolutely need them. Stubborn? Yes. In my journey to be pain-free I have tried many alternatives and a combination of all make my day somewhat manageable, most of the time.
A friend once told me, “Your pain is chronic. Acknowledge it, and then let it