Favourite Diversions From Pain

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After reading some of the posts lately, I started thinking about what diversion tactics I use to block out the pain. It got me wondering what tactics you all use. 

Apart from getting on with life as best I can, I do a few things to take my mind off it all. Doing simple crosswords, I don't have the

or patience for cryptic. Watching TV programs like Antique

Roadshow and watching movies. Reading novels, and going online to read articles. Finally reading and responding to this forum. Tomorrow I am going to attempt to make a healthy cake, wish me luck.

Meg

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    to help take my mind off things I love reading and replying to things on this forum. I love watching emmerdale coronation I watched a programme about sharks which was interesting.also I love grand designs I love location location with kirsty phil, I love creative programmes that kirstys done in the past. I love designing our home I choose the colours in our home and the look that I want in each room. I love reading magazines like Ideal home house beautiful. If Im up tp it I love doing word search, then theirs my lovely dog charlie he helps to keep my mind off things hes so funny loyal gentle hugs take care 
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      Hi meg I love phil they are really funny togeather, Ive just bathed my smelly dog hes been in kennels while we were a way away for a week at the sea side. I found listening to sea helped take my mind off alot of things including fibro I love the sound of the sea, its so relaxing. just wish I could of canned the noise and brought it back with me. I would love to live near the sea. gentle hugs take care have a good week end
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      Hi believe you can get recordings of the sound of the sea. We used one for my dad's funeral 12 years ago, and it was from the library of music that the undertakers provided. Maybe look on Amazon? I am lucky enough to live near the sea in Eastbourne; I can see the sea from my bedroom window if I look sideways to the left. Not close enough to hear it. Jeanne xx
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      Thank you Jeanne81532 I will have a look on amazon, I would love to live near the sea, sounds boring but Ive always had a fascination for it even as a small child. where we stayed on holiday we had a view of the sea and went to bed hearing the sea and waking up next morning hearing it. we also had a balcony on which we could sit on just look out to sea I was hopeing to catch a glimpse of the dolphins but never got a glimpse never mind hopefully next time I will take care gentle hugs
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    I enjoy the company of my dogs and now the fine weather is here we walk down to the beach and stroll along the sand. I'm waiting for a backpacking windbreak to arrive so i can sit and read while the dogs dig holes and cover me in sandsmile
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    My mind seems to go straight off any Fibro issue, whenever I get something else that takes over..usually another health issue..eg: I have pretty bad OA in my hands, right one especially, the pain and discomfort is really bad in winter-now for us in Oz.....anyway that issue takes over my mind and suddenly all my Fibro issues fade... sort of....for a time anyway..,apart  from that..just love anything to do with computers especially desktop publishing...can't hold a book so reading is out...however..I do out my kindle on text to so speech...and away I go..so I'd too say sort of reading too.....:-) xxx
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      Desktop publishing isn't really skillful I dont recon..but it's soo interesting and I can do it with only 2 fingers if I have to..yay...just love making cards for  all the  different occasions and putting friends and family photos in them...sometimes tooo funny..I remember once putting my mums face on every flower in a vase in a card once.......pretty eerie, but she loved  it.,saw the funny side..it can be challenging at times depending on what I'm doing..BUT IT SURE TAKES MY MIND OF FIBRO ISSUES,,,for  a while.,,I'd say anything that we can do that we love would probably take our minds elsewhere other than that Fibro pain.....it's bearly 5pm...a good day...sunny day today..yay.....was -4 Celsius  to 10 Celsius today, but not windy.,quite  frosty earlier on, very sunny..a good winters day..:-)xxxx be blessed Meg have a lovely day...couldn't like without Kindie xxlol..
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      That's funny you should mention that Christine.  I have severe OA in my ankle following a bad accident some years ago and over the years its become increasingly painful and restrictive.  Now I have it in both thumbs joints and it flares badly some times.  With the hand pain and the fibro, I've completely forgotten about the ankle pain until somebody asks me about it.  

      I had a friend whose granddaughter was into self harm.  During her counselling sessions it came out that sometimes she did it so the pain of cutting or burning herself would take her mind off her emotional pain.  Distraction therapy I guess.  

      I think that's what Mindfulness technique is all about, trying to focus the brain away from the pain.  I'm hopeless at visualisation but keep being told that it works for pain management, if only I could actually conjur up a picture in my head.  

      For me, cooking is my 'escape'.  Even if I'm finding it difficult to do food prep as it's painful to hold utensils, knives, etc., I find pottering around in the kitchen being creative is great to take my mind off all the other crap.

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      Hi christine desk top publishing sounds interesting, I love designing. Im forever redesigning my home going for different looks and colours. Im hopeing to go to BQ at the weekend thats our local diy store. Im after paint for the bathroom and my sons room. I love buying magazines like Ideal home beautiful homes to see how other people have designed their homes and also o get some ideas off them for my home. it helps to take my mind off the constant pain Im in gentle hugs take care
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      I'm with you there Loxie, my problem is or maybe isn't....I picture things

      in my mind quite clearly..lol.. I just love cooking too...I must have every gadget there is availabe to make it easier tooo.. At the moment  the OA in my hands/fingers/thumbs is quite bad-winter in Oz...I have just bought 3 pairs of fingerless arthritis  gloves, their amazing...I can actually peel Vegies in them  without dropping them or cutting myself..yay..victory...it doesn't matter if they  dirty it get run under the tap...their grey..wash perfectly, having 3 pairs fixes that, they are cotton and Lycra 2 pairs have a corse palm..so they can hang onto stuff..I know I'm raving..but when you find something that really works for you..it's like party time..lol....Cooking always takes my mind off the Fibro crap too..be blessed Loxie..have a lovely day..it's about 9pm here, I've just got  home from dinner out with 8 church friends...I usually have a special knife in my bag...but forgot take it..grrr...few probs..like dropping my cutlery on the plate..everyone looking at where that noise come from...should have stood and curtsied..lol...nothing too bad..even though I thought I'd ordered right food...anyway it was very enjoyable..trouble is when you cook and create in the kitchen,..I tend to be a bit critical if their food...but it's great for getting recipe  ideas though...:-) xx

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      Hi loxie thank goodness for gadgets, I wouldnt be with out my electric can opener.its such a great thing to have. Im struggling to hold knives forks at the min cant wait till I can pick up a new cutlery set from able world which is designed for problems like ours.also in your descussion with christine you mentioned about your thumb joint mine in my right hand is really bad. it locks into place I cant move it a t times now the left thumb has started the same. gentle hugs 
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      oh yes kaz, my thumbs are a big issue and have been getting worse and worse.  its my right thumb too that more affected.  cant grip anything well, cant open bottles, jars etc without assistance and yes mine locks up too sometimes or i'll reach for something and it just sort of goes out of alignment and causes a sudden excrutiating pain.  I've tried all sorts of wrist and thumb supports none of which have really helped.  I mix grated fresh ginger with coconut oil now and rub it into the joint, which helps a little
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      Hi loxie Im relieved Im not the only 1 having this problem with my thumbs my right thumb is bent over at present its locked it wount unlock, I will get some ginger and cocnut oil give that a try and see if that helps any. anything is worth a try its my right thumb that is affected the most Im havung really problems with gripping Ive got a wrist thumb suppport it hasnt been of much help and it wasnt cheap to buy.  
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