Sometimes when my pain is high and I just don’t know what to do with myself, I get the urge to hideaway.
I have a small two man tent that I used to pitch in the garden and I would lay out there, I enjoy the peace and I guess my family enjoy the peace because chronic pain can make you feel grouchy and that’s not fair on those around me.
Its not possible to lay in the tent anymore, my pain levels make it too uncomfortable and so I have no getaway because our bungalow is small and there is no place that gives me that silence that helps me to deal with the pain.
Its important when you have a flare up to have somewhere comfortable and quiet, I blogged before about sensory overload and its when my pain is high and I’m suffering from sensory overload that I need that place to go. I meditate to help with the pain levels and it really can help (not all the time) and its almost impossible to try and meditate in a small bungalow with two daughters and a grandson under a year old.
I used to get my family to put my tent up if heavy rain was forecast, I love the sound of rain and so to be out there in a tent with the rain beating down is my idea of heaven and it helps my pain levels (strangely).
So if you suffer chronic pain, fatigue, poor health and so on, maybe consider getting a small shed/cabin with a day bed and making it your sanctuary.
My dream is to get a small cabin/shed for the end of the garden, I have looked at old teardrop caravans, pods, even concrete pipes and I mean a massive pipe that they turn into a cabin and the amazing cabins from http://www.eurowood.lt/ like the one above.
Of course this is all not possible, I’m unable to work and my wife cares for me and so we are reliant on welfare but I keep looking at different ideas and watching out for scrap items that could be converted into my pain hideaway.