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Pain and its effects

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!
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    Absolutely right!
    To be around positive people always brushes off and therefore we ourselves feel uplifted.
    I always try and portray this image now and with my weightloss have every reason to upbeat.
    You are doing/have done a wonderful job on yourself and must also feel upbeat with life.
    You have learned how to deal with things and still remain positive.
    My old Rugby coach always said that pain was a good thing, as when it's gone, life feels wonderful!
    Well done!
    2754 days ago
    I think that sometimes we need to go through pain so we can truly appreciate our general well-being. I once passed a kidney stone and thought I was going to die. In fact, death seemed a better alternative than continuing with the pain. So, like you, I really admire people who positively deal with pain. As for me, I'm a real baby about it. emoticon
    2755 days ago
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