Tips that will make going to the movies with chronic pain enjoyable again!
Before chronic pain from fibromyalgia, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, degenerative disc disease, coccydynia, and endometriosis took over my life, I used to go to the movie theater at least once a week.
As my pain increased and other painful health issues were added to my collection of diagnoses, my love for spending the afternoon watching movies at a theater turned into loathing.
I gave up.
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Instead of getting excited for the release of a new movie, I dreaded having to avoid spoilers while waiting for it to stream on Netflix or Hulu.
Then a few years ago, I realized that although going to the theater every weekend might not be possible, I could still go and enjoy the movies I was most passionate about. All I had to do was let go of my pride, get creative, and find solutions to what was making it such a torturous event.
I may have broken ribs, but I was NOT about to allow them to keep me from seeing Avengers: Endgame in theaters.
I could have tried avoiding spoilers and waited a few weeks until I felt better, but I didn’t want to.
Instead, I assessed my needs and came up with a plan that allowed me to go and make it through the movie without too much additional pain.
Here is what I did and how it can help you!