I don’t know about you, but with the recent weather we’ve been having; my pain has gone through its entire range. For me, and I know we are all different, it is when the tempest builds and the barometer falls; my pain builds against it. Then when the rain or snow falls, so does the level of my pain. I do know those who have the opposite reaction, having greater pain when the pressure rises. The common denominator is that our pain does not remain at a constant. I do my best to lie down, say some prayers, and wait for the event to pass. Now when my pain rises, I’m not the most pleasant to be around; just ask my family. So maybe O do not have the best plan, but I’m what else is there to do? There’s extra medication which helps a little, but nothing takes it away. Like riding a ship on the sea, there is good weather and bad; we have to be able to sail in all of it. The biggest trick is not letting it get us so down that we give up on all we believe. It’s not the time to blame, to rage, to throw the pity party. Probably why I lie as still as possible and wait. How about you? Do you have ways of coping when the pain gets bad? Have you found something I’m missing? I’d love to hear how you take care of a pain flare up.