Sometimes there is no solution to a problem. Chronic pain is like that. You don't get rid of it. You just learn to live with it, doing the small things to make the day go by with some small reward of laughter. - Dr. T
Why continue living? Not that there is much choice in the matter.
Thoughts on PAIN!
I have a rather too intense, intimate and enduring personal relationship with pain that continues to intensify. Pain is a unique experience as unique as the individual experiencing the pain. Pain is more than physical. It is emotional and psychological as well. Never belittle another person’s pain. Never consider your pain to be greater than anyone else’s. Invisible does not mean nonexistent. Pain only kills if it causes shock and death is due to shock left untreated. Pain that intensifies over time can seem to endure for eternity. The desire for the end of existence can result from acute chronic pain lasting decades and other major complications of life. As if there is life without complications. Death does not guarantee the end of pain and suffering.
Pain is part of the shit that happens to the living due to living. It is thought that the dead do not experience pain. Pain is the hard way to learn important life lessons. Pain is not something to be distributed, propagated, shared or spread.
Empathy is acceptable; sympathy is not.
I do believe that I have warned you upon several occasions that I have a twisted sense of humor.
After being with hundreds of dying folks, my belief is that this human experience is the bottom rung of the ladder and that as spiritual beings it only gets better! We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not the other way around.
Jean Talleyrand, M.D.,