A heated body suit would be my heating pad today, turn it up, the pain is everywhere and it’s intense. I can’t lay on either side because that pain hurts my hips, I can’t lay on my back because that hurts my knees. I’m searching for comfort, an area that doesn’t burn. The tears don’t even feel hot on my cheeks compared to the pain.
I take a deep breath and chant “this too shall pass.” It’s just a storm, it can’t last forever. “This too shall pass.”