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How Do You Deal With Managing Pain
By February 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm 15,347 118 25
We have all seen tips on how best to manage pain. They range from thinking positive thoughts, having a sense of humor and eating right to exercising.
Personally, I try to keep moving most days (we all have days where the pain and fatigue stop us in our tracks) because if I sit around much, I notice that I am hurting and if I start thinking about the pain, soon I am hurting worse. I don't have time to sit around and hurt worse. The more you focus on something outside your body, such as a hobby or other activity, the less you will be aware of physical discomfort.
For me, it is my motorcycles (see my photos tab) and my music room. I played in a band when I was younger and I still have 2 bass guitars and a 200 watt Peavey amp that I play on my good days. I am a huge audiophile with 320 albums (still love the vinyl sound), 580 CD's and 4526 MP3's on my computer. I run a Sony 500 watt amp driving 2 Athena AS-F1 and 2 Athena WS-60 speakers along with a Sony 200 watt powered subwoofer. I can literally rattle the windows. I have a plush easy chair sitting roughly 25 feet in front of the speakers and can lose myself for hours listening to music. I listen to mostly blues and classic rock, with a little bit of alternative, metal and an occasional country song.
What do you use for a distraction from the pain?