I decided to this Pain Scale as a way to help my family relate better to how I am feeling and coping on any given day. I also shared it with a group of about 15 women and one man that I have had the pleasure of being in an email loop for over 2 years.
I wanted them to have it to use for their families and friends and even doctors.
While on the Remicade I was usually between a 2 and 5. Not bad, believe me.
Now, since it has worn off and the new medicine has not begun to work yet, I am between a 6 and 8. Yesterday was an 8. Today is a 6 so far.
But I am going out Christmas shopping in the 15 degree weather anyhow. Things MUST get done! So, I have motivated myself this morning with coffee and the promise of a nap later...lol.