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Why I choose Pain

Thursday, August 12, 2010

If you are a chronic pain sufferer you will understand what I am about to share.

I live in pain everyday of my life. I choose to do this because the alternative is to be pain free, but have NO life. If you are wondering what I mean by this, I cannot do most anything drugged up. There is a limit to the medications I can take due to my kidney disease. Nsaids are great for OA, but Nsaids could be the cause of my kidney disease.

My average pain level is between a 5 and 7 every day, all the time, non-stop. Some days, a very good day, my pain level might be a 3. However, I do not choose to be pain free to be a martyr, I choose it so I can function as normal as possible. Most pain meds that could give me relief cause me to be loopy as if drunk. I will not function like that. I choose LIFE.

I have sought out pain relief with message therapy , strength training, exercise that is non-weight bearing,ect. And prayer. God is refuge. His grace is sufficient.

If you have been praying for me due to my pain, Thank you and God Bless you!

jean
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  • LORETTA24
    You are not alone. I live there also. You are defiantly in my prayers. Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon
    2303 days ago
  • MUSTANG_SALLY2
    I didn't realize that you dealt with pain like. I'm such a crybaby, I just don't know how you do it. I'm glad you can be there for your family though. If you were "knocked out" you would miss so much.

    I'm praying for you!

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    2308 days ago
  • CBEVNOW
    I'm with you Jeanla, i have osteo arthritis, fibromylgia, as well as kidney disease and cant take any pain meds either. You are so right if we want to live we will take the pain, so our kidneys will keep on working. emoticon
    Caroline
    2311 days ago
  • STRONGERLEANER
    I suffer from pain as well. I don't like the way many of them make me feel or the other unintended things they can do to my body.

    Hopefully we'll both find something that will take the pain away or make it bearable.
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    2312 days ago
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    2312 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    Oh, I hope you don't have to suffer the rest of your life with so much pain! I hope there will be a breakthrough in whatever you're suffering from. God provides knowledge and wisdom through the medical field, and new things are learned every day. Don't lose hope! You are precious! emoticon
    2312 days ago
  • BIGDAD1211
    And may God continue to bless you to my friend. If we didn't have hardships, we wouldn't seek God as much. I am continuing to keep you in pray Jean.
    In Jesus Name
    Greg
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    2312 days ago
  • SKINNYPOWELL1
    emoticon to hear you are having a rough time. Thoughts and prayers. emoticon
    2312 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    Pain is never fun. Like you, I live with it from having arthritis in my spine and the two lowest discs almost gone. But the option of disc replacement and still have te arthritis is not appealing. Do I want to be like several friends who had back surgery and were worse off due to it? Not at all. So we live on pain killers, Excedrin or something similar and bear it the best we can. What would it be like to have one day without pain? I'm not sure we'd recognize it if it happened. Continued prayers for us both. emoticon -- Lou
    2312 days ago
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