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PAIN is Like Oxygen , You don’t See IT

Aug 10, 2018 5:42 AM

I would like to know do any other pain sufferers ever have to tell people that are unknowledegable how pain does not have to be seen to know it’s there? I explain it by saying just like Pain , oxygen is not seen but we know it exist because we need it to breathe. I have a 34 year old son that became angry with me 8 months ago because I would have to cancel week long grand kid sleepovers. I explained to him I could no longer help him as much , while his wife slept every evening after work and all weekends long , and his live-in mother-in-law refused to help at all with the 2 grandkids. So one day my husband and younger son had an idea , they ask the 34 year old to go with me to my Physical Therapist and Pain Dr, after listening and watching my painful struggles, my older son was riddle with so much guilt and so many apologies, that I think I saw his eyes water up. Because he then realized what he hadn’t seen did indeed exist, he heard my Dr discuss my diagnoses, procedures, and saw my struggles live and in color, he told me MOM “ I have been selfish , and unappreciative and I am so sorry. He admitted he needed to ask his wife to get out of bed and stop getting angry with me for saying I was in pain when he had a 29 year old healthy wife he needed to motivate to do better

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