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3 Difficulties of Being a Mother with Chronic Pain

One of the hardest jobs in the world is being a mother. However, it is also the most rewarding as well. There is so much that you must take care of as a mother, and there is not a day when you can call in sick. You must keep going, even if it pains you to do so. This is why it is so important to learn how to take care of yourself and to retain a healthy outlook on life. However, there are times when pain can become almost too much. If that is the situation that you find yourself in now, consider the following three difficulties associated with being a mother with chronic pain.

Mood Swings

When you are in pain, it is very difficult to see the rosy side of life. Unfortunately, that often means that your family suffers from your mood swings as a result. You want to try to avoid that as much as possible, yet this is one of the great difficulties associated with being a mother who is in chronic pain. You will need to develop a routine that works for you where you can manage your mood, and where your children may understand when it is time to let mom be alone for a few moments. Everyone will be much happier if you are able to successfully do that.

Ability to Perform Everyday Tasks

If you are having difficulty performing everyday tasks because of your chronic pain, you will want to consider pain management and rehabilitation physicians. When you are a mother, there are things you know you must and really want to do in order to provide your children with the quality of life that they deserve. That can be hard to do when you are in pain, which is all the more reason to figure out an effective pain management & rehabilitation plan. This is one of the examples when taking care of yourself will help you take care of your family.

Sleeping Patterns

Parents, and mothers especially, need their sleep. This is how you are at your best when duty calls. With pain, sleep can be hard to come by. This is one of the difficulties associated with being a mother who has chronic pain that must be mitigated. If at all possible, you want to avoid medication, but at the very least you want to work with a physician to develop relaxation techniques that can help bring you the rest that you so desperately need.

These are just three of the many difficulties associated with being a mother while you are experiencing chronic pain. The key is to find a way to rekindle that joy of motherhood, while also learning to deal with the pain. Remember that there have been incredible breakthroughs in this area, so keep looking for a solution that works best for you in the end.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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