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3 Tips For Moving House When You Have Chronic Pain

by Allan Washington

If you're a sufferer of chronic pain, you know that sometimes you just have to do what you have to do, even when the pain becomes too much. Unfortunately, moving house usually falls under the category of "have to do," but there are a few things you can do to lessen the impact of moving.

1. Stay On Top of Your Health Regimen

It can be difficult to keep on top of everything when you're planning for a big move, but if there's absolutely one thing that you must do every day, it's staying on top of your health regimen.

Prior to making any big plans about your move, consult with your pain specialist. Your doctor may suggest a change in medication to help you cope with the pain of moving, or he may tell you to play it by ear and not to be afraid to increase your pain medication dosage for a few days surrounding the move if necessary. If you have weekly medical appointments, be sure to keep them, even if this will interrupt the move and slow down the process a bit. You can only be your most productive when you're at your healthiest, so carve out time every day to address your health needs.

2. Enlist the Help of Friends and Family and Hire Movers for the Big Day

While you may not like to rely on others, this is certainly one of those times where you should ask your friends and family for the help you need.

Your friends and family members may be able to help you in ways you hadn't considered, and their help can take a load (physically and mentally) off of your shoulders. Ask your friends for help organizing your possessions, packing, and moving. While you may feel weird asking your loved ones to help out, those who love you will enjoy helping you out in such a significant way. And you can always reward your helpers with some delivery pizza and genuine gratefulness.

If you don't want to rely on your loved ones for too much, put away a bit of money to pay local moving services for the big day. Professional movers can take the stress out of moving and can ensure that you stay healthy and safe by handling the heavy loads. Plus, hiring movers can speed up the process of moving significantly, which means you can get back to resting and caring for yourself a lot sooner.

3. Plan for the Unexpected

While you deal with physical pain on a daily basis, during times of great stress, you can also suffer from emotional and mental pain. To decrease your anxiety and fear, while planning for your move, plan for the unexpected.

Create back-up plans for things such as weather conditions, delayed movers, and helpers who can't show up due to a last minute emergency. For example, if you're moving in the winter, assume that the day of the move will be snowy and icy. This will allow you to create a plan for harsh weather conditions, but will also provide you with a pleasant surprise if the weather turns out to be nice. Try to keep your moving timeline as flexible as possible, just in case movers and helpers are delayed or cannot show up on a specific day, and remember to take time to mentally prepare for the challenges ahead.

Moving with chronic pain isn't easy, but it's not impossible. By focusing on your health, enlisting the help of friends and family, hiring a professional moving service, and planning for the unexpected, you can make your move as stress-free as possible. To learn more about the moving services in your area and how they can help you, call today.