Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Recovering? Maybe so!

 Today’s automobile:

 Some thoughts for today:

When you are healthy you often take your fellow person’s health lightly. One thing is back pain.  Unless you are told, you have no idea the suffering of someone with constant back pain! They look normal.  BUT when your back has pain as mine did a few months ago, you realize how debilitating a back problem is.

Also I was unfortunate and ‘enjoyed’ a dog bite awhile back. It looked much worse than it actually hurt and other than a real scare, it healed and there is very little scar.

Then came the lucky snake bit, two little stinking marks, just spots! Now that bite HURT in capitols.  I had always worried about someone dying from the ‘poison’ when bit, but NEVER thought about the terrible pain one suffered until the venom diluted thru out the body.

Strange about pain, WE CANNOT SEE IT, the only way we or doctors can tell if a person is in pain by asking, or seeing the human reaction, i.e. facial expressions or noises by the victim.

And then there are dentist! (LOL) This dry socket has HURT not the screaming level, just an annoying throbbing ache. That is mostly gone now, I can even really appreciate that vitamin ‘I’ now, because I learned that it does work.

I ‘sorta’ laughed (sarcastically in my head) the other day when the Dentist was cleaning out my ‘dry-socket’. He actually said, “I didn’t hurt you when I was cleaning that out.” I had grunted once and jerked a little when IT DID HURT, I am thinking ‘ARE YOU STUPID? You should have felt that a minute ago.’

Sorta like if I hit YOUR thumb with a hammer and I say that didn’t hurt a bit!

So I guess pain is personal, I don’t think there is a meter that can measure an individual’s pain, is there?

Just to be sure you understand, I sure do feel much better than I have felt, as the old statement goes, “I see light at the end of the tunnel, and I hope that light is not a train!”  Thanks for reading this MESS!


PS: “Use some logic, I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem."



betty said...

Pain is subjective I do believe. There is a pain scale doctors use but I don't think it is a good assessment for pain. On a scale of 1 to 10 people rate the pain they are experiencing. I may have 2 broken bones and say my pain is a 3 whereas someone might have stubbed their toe and rate their pain an 8. I think everyone experiences pain differently.

Glad though you are seeing light at the end of the tunnel with how you are feeling Jack!


Mevely317 said...

Great reminder, Jack!
I hate to go painting things with too big a brush ... but from personal experience, I think women handle physical pain better than their male counterparts. (Ducking, lol!) Despite her small stature, she could 'suck it up' with the best of them. Not until her last few months could I witness her face contort and realize what pain she was experiencing.

In the end, we never know what someone else is experiencing and should always practice kindness.

yaya said...

Working in an operating room I saw people in pain all the time and everyone is different. I come from a family that could take pain and recover fairly quickly. When I had my neck surgery I thought it wouldn't be that bad. I was so wrong and kept thinking I was turning into a sissy girl! Well, sometimes things just hurt like crazy and that's the long and short of it! I hope your pain is truly over quickly and you can enjoy this Easter weekend! Hang in there!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Still praying for you my friend. I like your P.S. - Perception can be misleading.

God bless.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A pain is a pain wherever it is. You've had a lot of them there for sure. So glad you are almost to the end of your suffering and see the light at the end of the tunnel. We do tend to take our health for granted until we no longer have it. Take good care there and enjoy a wonderful Easter Day!