It’s been 81 days since I stopped taking Morphine that I was prescribed for 2 years to treat my widespread chronic pain. For that alone, I am proud of myself, I am still taking other medication to treat pain but the morphine side-affects weren’t worth it.
I’ve been sleeping better since taking CBD oil since December and I have noticed a huge decrease in fatigue too. I also take good multivitamins and supplements daily, I would like to think that one day I’ll be able to treat my pain with natural remedies but I’m not putting pressure on myself, I know it will take hard work and time.
Self care is something that those of us with chronic pain, sometimes lack, showering can be painful, climbing in and out of a bath can sometimes be impossible and our pain levels can change drastically from day to day.
I have been decluttering my house, whenever I get an adrenaline high, I have been cleaning and batch cooking, so I’m prepared for bad days. I’ve also found, cutting toxic people out of my life, has given me more time to focus on myself and my own problems. This however has come at a price, as some of these people have taken it very personally, they literally have a target on my back – their behaviour is disgusting. If everyone just worked on being the best version of themselves, the world would be a much happier place. Spite is like drinking posing and waiting for the other person to die.
My passion for singing and writing lyrics has reignited since coming off Morphine, last week I started working on a song with a good producer friend of mine, it’s such a good way to channel my emotions. I would love to know your self care tips, so please do share them in the comments.