My good days on this long time "roller coaster ride" of chronic pain are far and few between and often don't last long. So I've taken notice that I'm "Manic" on a good day.Usually the first day following consecutive bad days. and I'm not bi-polar 11. But I often set myself up for more pain or depression, or both. Because I get excited too maybe do some of the many things left undone by a person who is in mostly constant chronic pain. And maybe over indulge in what is normal life for regular people. I mean things that are normal regular everyday life tasks and enjoyment.
Bottom line is, I set my goals too high and my "to do" or want too do lists well just unobtainable. I therefore become depressed because pain sets in and I can't reach my goals or I go at it too hard and wind up in a big pain flair up because I did too much.
I'm trying to pace myself on those days, but it is hard to hold back a "manic" mood when you have a good day. And you really risk pushing yourself into a lot of painful or depressive days because of that.
But it is fun while it lasts.
Wishing you a pain free day, Jim
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You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!