Yes-the answer came to me during the wee hours of the morning when the Burning in my butt, leg and foot (which had been at a low hum, giving me a glimmer of hope) suddenly went off like a Smoke Detector and it wasn't smoking-it was Burning like a Red hot Fire!
As I made a rapid move to find my trusty heating pad-my husband knew what was wrong as he commented
"So I guess its safe to say Hurricane Issac finally arrived!" I growled back with a misery-filled "What was your first Clue Dear?" People think its strange that a weather event , thousands of miles away could make a change in my Pain-but its true. As Barometric pressure rises, it has a major impact on any Nerve in the body that is damaged and trust me--my Pain dial seems to have been turned up to a level I had forgotten and nothing calms it down.
I prayed, twisted the leg around, prayed again-then got up and walked around the house as I waited for this terrible Pain to ease. Lets just say a very Long Night has turned into a very Long Day! The local news gave me hope-as I heard the Hurricane had finally made landfall. Believe me, I feel for the people who have lost their homes to this terrible Hurricane, and pray there will be no loss of life.
Yet I am human-and Pain is wicked, and all I can do is pray tonight will be better.
This made me pause and look away from my own Pain-thinking about so many other people who live with damaged nerves-I thought about our Young Military Men & Women-those who are now missing limbs from the horror of war, and my heart ached because I knew-they too were feeling the Hurricane. Just because a limb is no longer there-do not think for a second that Nerve Pain will not happen!
Its called Phantom Nerve Pain and is very real, and horribly Painful.
I hope the Hurricane season goes by quickly-but whatever is meant to happen with the weather, thats up to the good Lord. He will help me through these rough times.
I pray tonight for those who are without their homes-and ask God to be with them in this time of loss.
Please keep all who suffer with Chronic Pain in your thoughts and prayers~~~
I am living proof of it.
God bless you all.