Life With Chronic Pain
I just woke up to that old familiar feeling. Pins and needles running through my hands, feet, legs, and lower back. All I’ve even done is wake up to take my morning meds and sat up in the bed. When your body won’t allow you to sit up or stand up more than 30 minutes ever with great pain your options are few. I’m now laying on my side with my hands itching terribly to write this for you.
Those who deal with any ongoing pain or suffering know this stuff gets old very quickly. It greets you every morning. It stays with you throughout the day. It forces you to take something if you ever hope to have a moments rest. It makes most days feel more like a week. You might not go to the hospital, but you feel like you need one quite frequently.
Coping with this battle called chronic pain is a bear to handle. You have to take some medicine just to stay sane. And it would take a lot of medicine to ever feel pain free. Usually total comfort only comes from something that greatly fogs your mind and likely makes you sleep. Trying to live in any normal fashion is no longer an option for you. Because, no matter how hard you try your entire life revolves around dealing with this pain. It still hurts my heart to speak such truth, but it’s reality for so many of us. I can tell you this certainty from personal experience. With God’s help you can make it through each day!
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)