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Pain

Today is a pain day for me. Yesterday was too, but in a different way. I woke up in the middle of the night with a fair amount of pain in my head. In my semi-awake state, I figured that if I just rolled over onto my other side (the side that wasn't hurting) everything would be okay. Needless to say, I woke up with a full-blown migraine headache. So, I've missed two days of work and am doped up on codeine (since it cost a fraction of the price of my prescription).

It makes me wonder what it would be like to live pain-free. When I think about how much of my life involves pain at some level or another, I became more keenly aware of the need to be careful with comparing myself to others.

I think the hardest thing for me right now is just to accept that I have these different pain issues and that it's okay. Being compassionate towards myself is key and also trying not to let it get the best of me.

There are some things that I'd like to think about changing in order to minimize the effect that the various pain issues have on me. Not sure about any of it yet but in the meantime, I'm keeping up with physio.
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