Anyone that has been dealing with Chronic pain understand the phrases Good or Bad Days so much, because they have lived it.
I like to refer to this as the Roller Coaster Ride
There are times when things look oh so good; we are laughing, playing and nothing is getting in our ways. But then we also know all to well about those dark days, when nothing is right and all we are do is suffer.
The thing that is responsible for this Roller Coaster ride is the BEAST This animal was never invited, it never asked to join in the family, but it just finds its way into your house and making it his own domain.
The Beast is a selfish being , doesnt care about anyone regardless of age, race, creed or whatever. All it thinks about it is itself. Now, it is because of this Beast, that there are times when people living with Chronic pain go on this Up/Down/Up/Down cycle.
There are days we are feeling pretty good, and then there are days when everything seems to be collapsing around us.
That is a big question. I think its easier to understand why we have bad days. It could be the result of overdoing something, not paying attention to what we need to, missing medications and so much more.
But its the good ones... What did we do right? Can we bottle this and save it for another day?
Many times there is no rhyme or reason behind all of this.
Thats when I call it the BEAST. That could be the one explanation on how on Monday we are doing ok, Tuesday through Thursday is hell and then on Friday we are feeling better again.
Its a game for the BEAST, testing our strength, testing our will power and more.
I've been studying this BEAST for over 30 years now, it has taken me on more Roller Coaster rides then 5,000 people going through Disneyworld in a week can see.
Some day, I will learn how to understand this BEAST, because I really believe that once you fully understand it, it will be so much easier to flush it out of your life and with that goes those roller coaster rides. Till then we all have to learn how to live with it.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences