Wednesday, November 03, 2010
I know there are many people in Spark who deal with daily pain from chronic conditions ranging from the results of accidents, disease and other physical issues. I read their blogs and posts and am amazed at their upbeat outlook, their extraordinary efforts at getting in physical exercise and I am awe-struck. Now I am even more in awe. I have had problems since I had a tooth pulled about a week ago. In the last eight days I have had two relatively comfortable ones. I did my best to continue my regular efforts. I found that while I was doing yoga I was so engaged in the process, I didn't notice the pain. When I am around upbeat people, the pain seems to subside. However, sitting alone, now at my computer, I can hardly wait to take another pain pill and crawl into bed, planning to call dentist at 715 AM when his office opens.
I have always read that exercise helps with pain and it does take my mind off it. However, it saps my excitement about what I am doing. Bravo to all of you who have figured out a way to live with pizzazz and chronic pain!