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