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But I like hugs…

planet cone Last week I had a pretty significant pain breakthrough so my rheumatologist put me on Prednisone [again] and gave me Vicodin [again]. We aren’t sure what is causing the random pain spikes but it’s beginning to wear on me. My [wonderful] boyfriend was trying to give me a comforting hug and accidentally squeezed me to tight/ hit a trigger point causing me to show how much pain I was actually in. I felt so bad, there was nothing either of us could have done to prevent it but he looked like he had accidentally stepped on his puppy. I need to be able to hug people without all of this crud going on. Seriously this is getting stupid. It’s also making my anxiety level really high :/ BUT the anxiety will be helped once I have my very own emotional support animal! I spoke with my doctor about the possibility of getting an animal to help with my anxiety brought on by being bed ridden a lot of the time. She agreed that it could help a lot so I will be getting an animal [unsure if cat or dog] towards the end of this summer!

On a happier note: I got to go to Dallas to see my family and friends for thanksgiving! I see my rheumatologist in about a month so fingers crossed that we can get this all sorted.

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  1. Goodness… nearly the same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I was in the middle of a flare-up week, and as we were holding hands, my boyfriend squeezed. It was a very gentle squeeze, but it must have hit a trigger point because it hurt like hell. He saw me wince, and the look on his face was so pitiful. I hate knowing that he feels like he hurt me, even though he was just trying to comfort me. :/

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  2. I feel you on this one. Nothing makes me sadder than when my boyfriend, family, wants to hug me, and as bad as I want to give one back, I am too scared of the pain it causes. My grandpa is the worst. He always gives me big bearhugs when I come in from college, and they almost always result in tears from me (for pain), and him (for causing it). : (

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