Pain changes our lives. It affects how we think, how we feel, and how we move. It is also a part of everyday life. Pain comes in different categories. There is emotional pain, mental pain and physical pain.
Emotional pain can be just as memorable, as can mental pain. Everyone can, I am sure, remember the pain experienced from a failed relationship. Each type of pain can consume our lives, if we let it. I can live with emotional pain. It’s physical pain that I detest.
Bottom line? Pain hurts. But more importantly, it impedes us. It slows us down. I am, at the moment, shuffling about like a ninety year old in search of a walking frame. It is frustrating and…well…painful. It is also to a degree, embarrassing.
When I go to the shop for my “bits and bobs” I know I look like a decrepit old fart. I keep waiting for a boy scout to offer me a helping hand as I cross the road.
More importantly, pain is intrusive. It has taken me three days to write this blog. Why? Because I wrenched my back and knee at work. Not only has this injury kept me off work for at least a week, but, it has kept me from pursuing my passions.
So I keep taking the medication and wait impatiently for the pain to subside enough for me to go about my life normally. So if, as my dad said, pain reminds us that we are alive?
I am full of life right now.
- Social Pain, Physical Pain, and the Brain (psychologytoday.com)
- Managing Invisalign Pain (topdentists.com)
- Physical Therapy for Pain Management (everydayhealth.com)
- Why Do We Feel Pain? (everydayhealth.com)
- Eight Things I Learned from Pain. (elephantjournal.com)
- Pain, thoughts, and emotions (harmony2world.com)
- Emotions ‘play part’ in chronic pain (bigpondnews.com)