Hi all, I've been experimenting recently and found this as a Chronic pain "treatment".
Hit a nightclub, grab a coke, and enjoy live entertainment.
[Been a long time since I felt like it and it takes a lot of effort to go, but once there, I feel much better, to the point where I have to be careful about moving and keeping myself limber.] When I sit for more than an hour, I lock-up badly.
Anyway - been dropping in on a nightclub a couple times a month and keep noticing that I have some time without the pain. I still am stiff as heck and hard to move, but it feels good. I cannot dance at all any more, but I will tap my toes and stomp my cane and enjoy the loud music.
Friday was techno-rock - back to the 1980's - just after I was hurt, and for awhile I forgot the pain and enjoyed the times. Nice evening out with my sweetie.
We chatted about it and I realized that my mind was back in history before things got really bad. Before it went 24/7, when I had good days and weeks and then tried to do something I should not have and hurt myself.
I "Danced" by tapping my cane and swinging my stool in time to the music. My sweetie danced in front of me on the floor. We had a great time! [I was scared as heck to wake up on Sat morning, but found that I was fine, no worse than any other day, a little better and just walked a bit to loosen up again for the day.]
BTW- I think you guessed, I don't care what it looks like to anyone else, I need to have fun too. Been too many years of regrets, no more, I'll have fun or wind up in a wheelchair, with a smile on my face.
Cheers - David