It’s never easy to see our loved ones in pain. It brings with it many challenges and moments of helplessness as we are unable to relieve their pain or cure their illness. Though you may not always have the answers, you do have the ability to give your love and share your support (no matter how small it may seem).
Consider the following ways you can lend a hand. Remember to always ask questions and educate yourself as much as you can. Even something as simple as opening a jar of peanut butter can become the greatest blessing of all for someone living with chronic nerve pain.
Do Your Own Research
Take it upon yourself to do research on nerve pain. It’s important to understand what your loved one is going through and how to help them the best way you can. The more you know, the easier it is to ask questions at doctor appointments and get the answers you need.
Learn to Be Patient
It’s won’t always be easy to remain claim, especially when certain days are more challenging than the next. But, remember your loved one is experiencing a great deal of chronic pain that can’t be fixed overnight. Do your best not to get frustrated. Your patience will be your strength.
Lend a Hand with the Chores
Chores are an excellent way to show your support to a loved one in pain. Consider vacuuming the house, doing a load of laundry or even making the bed. One chore a day can make a huge difference to your loved one who may not be able to do these household routines.
Stay Active Together
Join your loved one for a 30-minute walk. It will be good for both of you. The more you can show your support through outdoor activities the better. Make it a weekly or daily routine. The time you spend together can make a huge difference to their well-being.
Embrace a Healthy Diet
It’s important for a person with nerve pain to maintain a healthy diet. It may not be easy at first to embrace a healthier way of living, but your support with their new diet is a huge help. Try a vegan or gluten free diet. Who knows, you just may like it!
Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself
This may not always be the first thing on your mind, and that’s okay. However, it’s important for you to step away and get out every once in a while. We can all use a break to reenergize. Go to the movies, read a book or catch up with friends.
Aim to make each day better than the next for your loved ones. Your continued support can make a difference to their happiness during these difficult times.