*This post is a heartbreakingly beautiful post about what a day is like in the life of someone dealing with chronic pain.
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This is not just a story about me, but a story that many pain warriors live through on a daily basis. I know because I talk to many of them often. Much of this is “our story”. …..I awaken each day; the first thing that I do is cry inside of my head. My body lay still too long. Four hours is too long! I feel pain and don’t want to get up, or move because I know it will hurt. I’m so tired of the pain. I lay there and contemplate rising to my feet. I hear my husband call my name. He always says “Hello my Love, Good Morning! Time to rise and shine!” He tells our Kitty, Luna, to come and get me. She always listens to him and she enters our bedroom and meows for me to get on my feet. Still lying there, I think about the day ahead and wonder if it will be a busy day? Will it be one in which I have to do a few things? Or will it be a day that I can be a bit quiet?
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I’ve been asked quite a few times lately by both family, friends and medical personal…”but, you’re not expecting to be pain free?”.
It’s happened often enough that I’ve found my mind drifting back to that question. If pain is relative then wouldn’t the idea of being pain free be relative too?
Every time I’m asked I respond the same….”Of course not!”, because it’s clear in their tone that if I were to say yes in any way it would mean I was a hopeless case.
But, I have to admit that there is a part of me that wants that. Do I expect it….not exactly. Mostly because I have no idea where my story is going. So, you manage expectations….do I expect to be pain free? In my mind…no, never, as I cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, do I want to be pain free? Of course!
Since no one can be in my body and give me a second opinion on my pain level, how am I supposed to know what is “enough” pain to be in.
Have you experienced this or something like it?
What were/are your thoughts?
I’d really appreciate some feedback from all of you as this is a subject that my brain just keeps batting around. I’ve got too many thoughts in there to begin with and I can’t even juggle 🤹♀️.
P.S. I am in the process of writing a blog series on my experience to date with Medical Marijuana (Cannabis). There will be a Q&A at the end of the series, so save up your questions or feel free to send them to me now.