Life As A Medical Anomaly Part 4



It is important that as someone with chronic pain and/or other health issues it is important that one has “realistic expectations of what your treatment can accomplish” (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain, Pg. 239).  With health issues it is important to recognize the symptoms, when it is time to go see a doctor, and the different levels if it is pain related (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).  When dealing with health issues it is important to find activities that you enjoy and ones that can distract you from your health issues (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).  It is important that if your health issues cause you pain to remember that pain levels can change and that there are times these changes won’t be easily explained (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).

When you learn about your health issues, start going to the doctor, have any changes within your issues you will most likely have medications and it is important to know what reactions both good and bad that can happen (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).  When handling pain with medical issues it is important to know that pain levels can change due to “your mood, your expectations, and your relationships with your family and friends” (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain, Pg. 239).  Having a support system of other people with similar health issues or even health issues in general can help you find what might be useful for your health conditions (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).  It is important for you to learn as much about your health issues as possible and be sure to be involved in helping not only yourself, but others if possible (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).

A great thing any person with chronic health issues is being a part of any type of study that could help doctors and others with said health issues.  By being a part of these sort of studies you can also sometimes get to try new medications, help give ideas on any new medication ideas, get paid for your time, and many other positive things that can come to be with these type of studies, however, if you are going to do a study be sure to do as much research if possible before agreeing to it in order to know what is expected by you.  Be sure it is something that you can reasonably do with all doctor appointments and social life that you have, it is important even with having chronic health problems to still try to have as much of a social life as possible.  What else can be useful for chronic health problems is trying what many consider alternate approach including muscle relaxation techniques, meditation, breathing techniques, guided imagery, and many others (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).

In breathing techniques a person can use “paced respiration, breathing in deliberately slowed when the person feels anxious” (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain, Pg. 233).  When someone uses meditation to relax on dealing with chronic pain the person becomes “aware of current body sensations and mental activities without judging them” (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain, Pg. 233).  If you have muscle related chronic pain a great technique to use is progressive muscle relaxation and where a person “first tensing, then relaxing a sequence of muscles” (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain, Pg. 233).  Those with chronic pain can also find help through autogenic training in which the person imagines “that your arms and legs are heavy and warm, your heart rate slow, your belly warm, your forehead cool, and your breathing slow” (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain, Pg. 233).  This technique is best used when imaging a peaceful environment (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain).

Chronic pain can be eased through guided imagery where a person recalls “a pleasant and relaxing image and focus your attention on the sensory details, such as the light, color, sound, and texture of the situation” (Schneider, Jennifer, Living With Chronic Pain, Pg. 233).  These images can help get your mind off the pain that you are dealing with.  All these different techniques might be useful at some point.  Even if you have never tried one before be open to do so, because when it comes to health issues any sort of help makes things easier for people with chronic pain and these techniques can be used for other health issues as well.  Remember; when it comes to your health try everything you can to make things easier for everyday living because we are to always be more than just our health issues.  We are people who care, love, feel, and believe in a variety of things.
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