we are not that much different than you.
Then what is difference t?
We wake up every morning like you do
We get dress and ready for work or other chores as yo do
We run our daily errands the same as you do
We settle in for the evening the way all of you do
All of the above, the average person does without really thinking about it. It is the daily routine for so many and it becomes so regular, you don't even have to think about it.But it is different
Its easy for the healthy ones to do all of the above. But for those living with chronic pain, we have to measure each activity two see what we can do and what we have to put aside until we build up some more strength.
What so many people take for granted, we take as a measured step.
Years ago, when I was young and full of energy, those daily chores would be nothing, I could whip them out in a flash.
But slowly at 28, my first lumbar surgery...Still I I could do anything.. Then the second, the third lumbar surgery.
It started to take its toll. While I could try to deny the problem when I was in my 20's, I began to realize it was a bigger
problem. Perhaps if I took better care of myself in those early years, IF I listened to the doctors, IF I listened to my wife, IF I did so many things I should have, would I have faced a 4th Lumbar, then 3 Cervical and then the joint destruction as I had both of my shoulders totally replaced with imlants and then both of my hips totally replaced with implants.So WORLD Listen, listen to our quiet pain,
Listen to our whimpering in the middle of he night, listen to our lives.
We can not change how you live or if you dont hear us, but we can change how we live. Can we be like you?
Probably not, but we can strive to get as close to that as possible.If I want, I will succeed
..............doesn't matter if you hear that or not.I don't have a chronic pain sticker on my forehead, so you probably don't even know who I am
I walk the streets and can see the people like me, doesn't matter if you are male or female, black or white, American or not American, doesn't matter. We can see each other. Some day the outside world we see what we see
. Until then, we always need to take one step at a time and we always need to make sure that step is going in the right direction...... and for us, its always forward and better