Carolyn – doing it all!
I do everything I can think of to help myself. I go to a nutritionist that helps me to add the correct vitamins and supplements. He also works with me on a nutritional approach that is tailored for me (pretty much gluten free due to the inflammation), my food is all organic (either grown by me or bought from a local farm that is all organic and range free chickens, etc), my PT has me doing simple floor exercises and water aerobics to keep me moving. I’ve been to a therapist to learn about breathing, visualization, etc to use when the pain is high. In spite of all this, I have terrible pain every day. 🙁 I am on a cocktail of prescriptions for pain management, but still have high pain. So, while I am VERY glad to hear that you do not need anything for pain, we are all different and nothing I try takes the pain away. The next level of pain mgt will not be compatible with me continuing to work. It’s just me and I must work, so I do everything I can to keep moving forward.
However, after reading everything, I sure wish my state would legalize pot! Those that can get God’s natural remedy, should try! 😀
I wish everyone great success in managing the pain that many, many of us live with daily! And I am so thankful for those that don’t have to deal with the pain, they are blessed.:)