Pain Free – Truth or Myth

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.

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2 thoughts on “Pain Free – Truth or Myth

  1. It’s a difficult one, not helped in the least by pain being invisible. I think we’ve all had the “but you look fine to me ” comments. I think that attitude is linked to the one that queries why you might expect to be pain free.
    Yes, you should expect to be pain free, and part of that expectation is based on hope. Hope is what keeps us all going. Hope that it will get easier, better. To believe that there might be no relief to my chronic pain, no eventual end to it is just too depressing. After all if we get a the flu, no-one would dream of asking if you expect to feel better. And I believe you should expect to be pain free

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    • Thank you! ❤️ I can’t tell you what it means to have someone say that. I like the way you compared it to the flu. That’s a perfect way to say it. To keep with your metaphor…It’s not like I’m expecting to never get the flu again…Thank you again for taking the time to reply. This is a topic I actually haven’t stumbled upon in other blogs so I really am interested to see if others are experiencing the same thing. ❤️❤️

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