We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
Its true we'll make a better day
Just you and me
Words written by Michael Jackson so many years ago. But those words and his song still are so true.
When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall well well well well
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one
We may all be facing painful situation in our daily lives. No question that chronic pain can take its toll. Many times I think that the emotional toll is much stronger and harder to resolve than our physical pain. They can give us a pain pill to make the aches go away. But what can they give us for our hearts? So many are sadden by the situation they are in.
I have been dealing with this since I was 15, now I am 63, so, I think I can speak from experience and I only hope that our younger members believe me.
Our lives are consumed by our pain. It basically guides us every day in how we plan the day, stay in, go out, lie in bed, cry all day, etc..
When you are down, its so very easy to allow those feelings to slip further down. Life and Pain can be like an elevator..
We can go up and reach the level we what and be proud of it. We accomplished something, we moved ahead and we did not allow pain to consume our lives.
Or, we could take the elevator down.. Down deep into pain and misery. Because thats how you feel, that is what you will become and will be. Not a pretty picture for anyone.
If we all had a decision to make, I would think that 100% of the members here would be looking to take the elevator up.
Its not hard, but yes harder than taking it down. Taking it down means we have just given up, no hope and this is what I will be till the day I die.
But forward and upwards. Will I still be in pain? Probably, but I will find ways to make each day better than the day before.
Its not rocket science , it just takes us believing in ourselves. Our minds are the most powerful weapon we have. Lets put it to good use and make sure we are doing everything we can to improve our physical situation.
We all just want to make that happen
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences