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Pain is Bad But Count Your Blessings

I just got finished with a Doc. Apt. which turned out negative
and was having a Pity trip.
Sitting at my Grandson's house waiting for him to return from a Movie
with his friend. I got a phone call from his Mom that he had been
in a car accident. She works clear across the city and the accident
was right by his house. I don't remember driving over there but I
do remember the thoughts that raced through my mind. Please Dear
God don't let him be hurt, I will never ask you for anything again. I
will stop complaining and work harder at my life. My heart was
ready to explode believe me "no chronic pain" crossed my mind.
There he was standing beside their banged up car, white in the face
but so happy to see Grandma. So many cop and ambulance etc.
lights flashing all over, it made me sick. I could not get my arms around
him fast enough and he said "Hey Grandma this is a good birthday present
for you I am ok". The paramedic told me to watch for any of the signs
but he felt he was fine. The trucks were smashed big time, things
could have been worse. He wanted to stay with Grandma last night, we
are very close. So all night I have been watching him making sure he
is alright and guess what the pain has taken second base.
My point things can in a matter change life as we all know but for
me this pain I deal with is minor to what I could have experienced
for the rest of my life yesterday.
Just me grateful for the blessings I have and reminds me of all we
have in life to give our energy and every precious moment to.
Have a great day I hope.
Thanks Sherri


  • You are so right it is extremely hard to get through each day. I am trying so
    hard, cause for the last two years I have not been in a good place. So
    times like yesterday help me to just realize how lucky I am and despite
    the pain and all that goes with it, there is sunshine out there.
    Thanks for replying
    I hope things get better for you.
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,269
    edited 04/06/2014 - 5:10 AM
    I am so glad that your grandson is okay......and you are absolutely right, there are moments in life that reveal things to us, and change our perspective on how we choose to view things......living with chronic pain is no picnic, but there are things out there that are far worse and it's important to keep things in perspective and remember those moments that show us what really matters.
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