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Aug 28, 2016 8:51 AM

I know I'm suppose to be resting my right arm, which I'm using now (and it's tightening every muscle into cramps), but I'll rest later.

Some days are good and some are bad, and then there are those that's excruciatingly bad. But I'm 54 and I've lived over half my life already; living to 46 very functional & without any AI or debilitating disease/disorder/dysfunction in my body. Sure I have issues that are incurable, but they aren't deadly that I know of. Yes I've had many chronic pain conditions for decades and I'm never pain free; but I can walk on my own with & without assistance aids, or control a motorized cart I ride; I can breathe on my own; I can hear the birds sing, dogs bark, wind blow, children laugh; I can smell ocean & raindrops, fresh baked goods, flowers; I can see all the beautiful things in the world, be it simple or extravagant; I can still eat pretty much anything I want on my own, though there are choking episodes with each meal since my last surgery. Yes there are days that are very hard for me, and sometimes it's hard to push my way through. But when I stop thinking about my own problems, and think about others who are worse off, my life isn't really do bad. I've experienced almost everything I imagined or wished doing in life. I dreamed of traveling in my older age, but alas that is not meant to be. But I can still enjoy seeing & hearing of travels by others. Rather than focusing on what I can't do, I want to focus on what I can do. I wonder if I can help others, like those in the story below? Hugs love & prayers for everyone to have a blessed Sunday! 🙂💕🙏🌸

This story was on the CBS Sunday Morning News today. And I wanted to share it with you all: "Putting A Face On Pain"...


Aug 28, 2016 10:16 AM

Flappsy, how beautifully stated!! I've been telling the Newbies and others that if you take the time to look for all the good things, the bad things aren't as bad. Yes, when there are bad days they're horrible however, when I come here and I can make someone laugh or smile or even just make them calmer with a hug and a prayer, then I feel soothed and blessed that I can do that. It makes me see that I have purpose in this world and that I AM good enough and that I DO have self worth. There are many things I can't do any more but I can get enjoyment out of watching someone else enjoying themselves. I, like you, can walk, eat, dress on my own, hear the birds, see the clouds against a clear blue sky and offer a hand to someone I see struggling. I am wishing you continued healing and decrease in pain. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers for a wonderful weekend. Now rest your arm or I'll tell you know who to put you in the you know what... LOL!!!💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Aug 28, 2016 10:57 AM

What an amazing way to start my mid-morning read! I love this community for everything I am learning and being inspired to try. Thanks for putting things in a great perspective......😘

Aug 28, 2016 12:54 PM

Thank you all for such an amazing messages happy Sunday to all of you ❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

Aug 29, 2016 7:33 AM

That's such a beautiful sentiment and such a beautiful article to accompany it ❤❤. Thank you Flappy. Rest up now though!

Aug 29, 2016 8:51 AM

Beautiful indeed. People are always amazed when I tell them I'm in pain even though I don't show it . I'm used to it as it has come part of me.

Aug 29, 2016 12:06 PM

Perfect end to my day Flappers ❤❤❤⚘⚘⚘❤❤❤

Aug 29, 2016 1:13 PM

Well put Flappylady81 and hello friends just wanted to up date pat. And I made it back home from or road trip in the rv. And I am out of the work again and my ant pat told me I could stay with her with my daughter too and I've found out my back will never be the same any more after the opp I had to have know I know what my uncle Eddieray went Thur each day and never let us know how bad he hurt I just wish I could be brave like him oh how I miss his his smile his forgiving words and he never let anyone know how bad he was. So I told my self I was going to try and be like him and never let my kid know how bad I hurt and always show her love Thanks guys hope you all have a blessed day

Aug 30, 2016 12:31 PM

Star, how absolutely wonderful to see you. I'm so happy to hear that you and Pat had a wonderful trip in the RV. Pat is very kind to let you and your daughter stay with her, but you know that's what family does!! I miss Eddieray as well. Such a sweet man, always willing to give a kind word and help others to feel better. I know you have the strength to get through because you've got your Uncle's blood coursing through your veins. Sending well wishes and gentle {{{Hugs}}} to both you and Pat. I'm glad you're back and hope to see you posting more often. 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Sep 02, 2016 3:11 PM

Star, what a great surprise to hear from you again. I'd forgot you & Part had taken a road trip, but I'm so glad y'all really enjoyed it. I'm sorry to hear about your back not improving and being out of work. I miss Eddie Ray's uplifting posts. I think you are a lot like him, and you'll find strength to get through this, especially with your Aunt Pat's help. And you've always got us to lean on. Hugs love & prayers for your family!! 🙂💕🙏🌸

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