The rules are blog about something good in your life. It can be something little or something big, but the goal is to find the positive in life and celebrate it. Then hop around the linky list on Lexa's blog and see what others are celebrating.
This week I am celebrating the weekend. My week started off good, but Wednesday was that dreaded time of month. It's worse for me now because I recently discovered pain killers trigger my IC. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it, but the issue with that isn't so much the pain caused by IC (which does suck) but the damage done to my bladder.
Every trigger ingredient eats away at the bladder lining and it's not easily repaired. In fact, my urologist said it will never completely repair. So, if I take pain killers for cramps, those pain killers will eat away at the lining of my bladder. My bladder can only take so much damage before it's irreparable. Then it has to be removed.
You can see my problem, right?! Either I suffer through cramps or I do more damage to my bladder that I can't fix. I'm currently looking into CBD for pain management, but again, I have to find out if it will affect my IC.
I went off on a tangent there. The reason all that makes the weekend worth celebrating is because the cramps should be easing so I don't have to spend all day hugging a heating pad or soaking in the tub to get some relief. It also means IC flares will start, but that pain isn't as constant and doesn't distract me from writing as much as cramps. I may need a long nap first to make up for lost sleep before cracking open any WIP.
What are you celebrating this week? Know any alternatives I can try for pain management?