Do you suffer from pain?
As you are sitting/standing/lying right now, can you feel any pain anywhere in your body?
I can honestly say I cannot remember the last time I was pain free.
Most days I feel only mild pain.
That's not too bad.
I discovered during childbirth that I have a fairly high tolerance to pain.
I delivered two children without any drugs, whatsoever!
So a bit of pain doesn't bother me too much.
But sharp, constant, lasting pain bothers the heck out of me.
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I've blogged about that before, you can read about it here.
Most days it's not bad at all.
Some days I even forget I have it.
It was diagnosed after my first child was born.
Brought on by pregnancy apparently.
Just another joy pregnancy can bring.
I have a wonderful rheumatologist, some call him the arthritis guru.
I'm seeing him Monday.
My arthritis is being controlled by medication.
But sometimes I have attacks, or flare ups.
And right now, it has been attacking my left hip for about a week.
I am so over it.
The pain is bad enough, but pain is also incredibly draining.
I am so tired.
I am tired of it (it being RA).
I dread having to get up after sitting for any length of time.
It takes at least ten steps until I can straighten up and walk right.
Well, this post wasn't intended to be a whinge, but it seems I've turned it into one.
What I really wanted to know was...
Who is pain free right now?
If you are, appreciate it.
I'd love to know that some people don't suffer every day.
That would make me happy.
Who can feel pain somewhere, anywhere, right now?
If you do, that doesn't make me happy.
But maybe we can get some small amount of comfort from each other to know that we are not alone.