We all know that being in abject pain can really affect the way we live our lives. Emotionally, physically, professionally, etc.
Some progress.. I recently searched "pain advocates" on Google and found myself on the phone with a very nice lady from one of the many non-profits out there (a very good resource for pain sufferers.) She told me that I needed to embrace yoga, stretching and other things that I just couldn't wrap my head around. Never the less, it stayed in my head. How could I improve my position? How do I rewrite my future? After wracking my brain for a while, I decided to accepted the fact that my pain wasn't going to get much better than it currently is, although, of course, I still search for a cure and better therapies for my SCT (T-11-T-12). Being "Sick and tired of being sick and tired," I'm not satisfied with being medicated into last Tuesday anymore. I've just learned to be happy with the level of comfort that my current meds afford me (current meds not currently being afforded by current ins. co.) Working on that though. If we let pain define us, it becomes our identity. We must become bigger than our pain, but how? I'm not sure, although, I live with that challenge daily, except of course, when the pain is so strong that I can't think of anything else?
So how can we be bigger than pain? Again, I'm not sure, but I would love some suggestions. I know this, I owe it to myself, my loved ones and my future to find out.
So... Any thoughts?