Count your blessings. It really does help. I've really got a lot to be thankful for. Thanks to Judy for holyexperience.blogspot.com.
Take exedrin PM at bedtime. It eases the joint pain. I also fall asleep more quickly, and sleep more soundly. I wake up more rested. That helps. When I am tired and stressed, the bone pain seems worse (or maybe I don't tolerate it as well). I've been tired and harried and it has been kicking my tail. This morning is better.
Bill also commented yesterday: 'I type with one hand only, because my black cat Jim is curled up against my chest in the crook of my other arm. He is utterly serene. And when he is with me like this, I am more serene, if not serene, than I am at other times.So, there you. As I have been telling you - if serenity is what you want, get a cat.' That made me laugh out loud, but I remembered other times, reading on cold winter nights with a purring cat on my lap, a ticking clock in the background. I could see that Bill had a very valid point as well.
Count my blessings, take drugs, get a cat.
See? I can be serene too.
(Without resorting to chocolate, NW...)