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Pain Is So Much More Than Physical…

Where do you feel your pain? It’s so much more than physical – you know it!!!

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the number one meaning for the word pain is “Highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury.” For those of us who battle with chronic pain, we can totally relate. Whether our pain is caused by an illness or injury, chronic pain is all consuming. It is ever present, admittedly in varying degrees, but it is always there. Since my car accident, I truly now understand the concept of relentless physical pain.

I am discovering that the injuries I have suffered, are so much more than physical. There are days when my mind and emotions are a mess. Today, is a perfect example. Let me just try and unscramble my thoughts and feelings here. To share them in the hope that there is somebody out there that can relate….

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Does Your Pain Have a Purpose?

 

Hard to believe that our pain actually could have a purpose? But, hold that thought…

This time 2 years ago, I was just days away from a car accident which would have a dramatic effect on my life in terms of both physical and emotional pain. Thankfully, I was not seriously injured in the sense that I walked away from the crash. Nobody else was hurt. I honestly thought with a day or two of rest that things would be back to normal. I could never have imagined what the actual outcome would be.

As the anniversary approaches, my pain is still as intense as it was in the early days after the accident. However, what I believed to be a physical pain, now looks to be more of a psychological injury. Long and short of it, my brain and body are holding on tight to the trauma of the accident.

Me and my pain have had a lot of time to think over these months.

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