I Hate Chronic Pain

Both my college boys came home this weekend. So, I attempted to play Monopoly with them tonight. Less than 1 1/2 hours later I’m just a puddle of pain. How can I go from feeling so good to so bad that quickly? This kind of experience always leaves me shaking my head.

Finally, I just had to swallow my pride and head to bed. I’m laying here again on my side just waiting on the pain to settle. I had already spent hours in the tub. Plus I took my nighttime medications several hours ago. Regardless, my pain has no mercy on me.

I guess that’s why they call it chronic pain. It’s not something you ever get over. You have to learn how to daily cope with your new normal. Sometimes I feel like I’ve come so far. Other times I feel like I’m back at square one. Thank God for medication, sleep, and new mercies everyday. I can’t wait to sleep off tonight’s pain. I have learned that God is faithful no matter what pain life brings. For that reason I’m still going to bed with a smile on my face.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

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