Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

Pain Related Quotes and Wisdom

Jul 29, 2015 5:26 AM

Which are some of the best pain related quotes you have heard? It can be anything from ironic/funny to serious and sad.

Here's mine:
"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face" (Mike Tyson)

Although Mike Tyson was talking about game plans in boxing, I think this quote is very true for chronic pain too: We all had our life planned out but we had to adapt those plans because of our pain condition. It's also a useful quote to explain to somebody without pain how pain changes your life.

Jul 29, 2015 7:40 AM

I know a few. This one's pretty good.

Crying isn't a weakness. It's a sign of having tried so hard to be strong for too long.

Something I'm guilty of forgetting every day, which is why I often feel more like the one below......

When I'm alone, I think.
When I think, I remember.
When I remember, I feel pain.
When I feel pain, I cry.
When I cry, I can't stop.

Please don't leave me alone.

I guess the only difference with that last one is we, all of us here, don't need to think to feel the pain. It's always there, but for the sake of our loved ones, we hide it. Because we don't want to see the pain in their eyes when they know they can't stop the pain.
I spend a lot of time alone, even with people around. But I don't cry. If I did, I doubt I would ever stop.
P.

Jul 29, 2015 8:46 AM

I told my dad something to relate, funny it was about Mike Tyson. He told me I just had to fight fibro lol. So I told him it would be like him getting in the ring with mike Tyson, then tell me I just have to fight it!!!

Jul 29, 2015 11:44 AM

PJB, crying is a stress reliever. Stream in a pressure cooker would explode without the escape valve on top. Crying keeps us from blowing a fuse. I cry but mostly only when I'm alone, because seeing me cry makes everyone feel helpless and scared. We all try to hard to look out for everyone else's feelings. But we really should look out for #1-us. Trust me, when you finally allow yourself to cry you will still once you've released all that held-in stress. 😢😭😰☺ Next time you feel like crying, just let it happen. 🙏🌼

I can't think of a quilt right now, but I like y'all's.

Jul 29, 2015 3:00 PM

I'm not a very religious person, but I knew I had to pin this to my RA board when I came across it on Pinterest:

"God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a badass."

Jul 29, 2015 5:21 PM

"I touch the fire, and it freezes me. I look into it, it's black. Why can't I feel? My skin should crack and peel. I want the fire back."

"Seize the moment because tomorrow you might be dead."

"Every thing happens---" "Don't say for a reason" "No, just everything happens."

"Strong is hard, is painful, and it's everyday."

Jul 29, 2015 7:17 PM

"When the road gets tough, the tough keep going."🙏🌼

Jul 29, 2015 7:29 PM

Ferret, I LOVE "once more with feeling." Back when I had the pleasure of speaking at WonderCon (like comic con only in San Francisco until they moved it to Anaheim and now LA for the next one) they used to close the weekend with a sing-a-long dress up event of the Buffy musical episode.

Jul 30, 2015 8:41 AM

Then there's my dad's fave quote "Life is pain, Princess. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something"

Jul 30, 2015 9:04 PM

"If you believe you're going to fail, you're already half way there." We can also reverse it to say win instead of fail.

It's similar to the quote about looking through rose colored glasses & the question of whether the glass is half empty of half full. 🙏🌼

Aug 03, 2015 5:01 AM

Many thanks for sharing your wonderful quotes!

Aug 03, 2015 6:57 AM

No pain no gain How not true

Aug 03, 2015 12:10 PM

I agree eddieray55!! The only thing I've gained from my pain is more pain, loss of friends, becoming afraid to go places when I was never afraid to go anywhere, and heightened anxiety and depression. The only thing I can think of that I've gained besides weight 😳 is the strength to tolerate it and try to help others get through their struggles. Perhaps in my life, that's what was actually meant to be. I hope everyone has a peaceful day with lite pain. Gentle hugs to all!!💕

Sep 20, 2015 4:54 AM

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill

"Never Confuse a single defeat with a final defeat" - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Just because you fail once, doesn't mean your going to fail at everything." - Marilyn Monroe

"It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop." - Andy Warhol

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication,self-discipline and effort." - Jesse Owens

Sep 20, 2015 11:20 AM

TiredInPainAndInsane, awesome quotes! Thanks for the boost in positive thinking!! 🙏🌼

Sep 21, 2015 1:12 AM

"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying
I will try again tomorrow ."

Sep 22, 2015 11:16 AM

The posts are awesome!! It's always good to be reminded from time to time exactly what the power of positive thinking can do for our well being.

Dec 04, 2015 9:07 PM

My family doesn't care that I hurt! Am on my own. .

Dec 04, 2015 9:09 PM

None of the medication I take help. I have this condition for 35 yrs now and it's driving me insane.

Dec 04, 2015 9:27 PM

Thanks for sharing all the quotes! I agree with Always.

My daughter just told me as I finished reading these to her: "The sure way to not succeed is to not try at all" She is 7 going on 30.

She wanted to know who I was talking to and when I explained she said she wants to add everyone to her prayers, so she is adding the pain family.🙏 She hopes everyone can get better and asked if I would send hugs to everyone. .......so Hugs 💜

Dec 04, 2015 11:09 PM

Awww, you give her a big squish back for me!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 04, 2015 11:22 PM

"Every day is a comeback story." Pinned to my mom's inspiration board four years after being diagnosed with RA, when she was bed ridden.

Dec 05, 2015 1:12 PM

"Everything happens, with or without reason. But the worst things make the best stories"

Dec 05, 2015 2:57 PM

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself is I'm possible"

Dec 07, 2015 1:22 PM

Jenna, I will never think about the word "impossible" in the same way again. It's not a road block because as you stated, "I'm possible.". Thanks for sharing that!🙏🌼

Dec 07, 2015 1:26 PM

Jenna, you truly ARE a remarkable young lady!! And a very special young lady at that. Thank you for sharing that wonderful quote. Hope your day is better and that you've been able to get some rest. {{Hugs}} and prayers.💕🌻🙏🏻

Dec 08, 2015 2:52 AM

The road ahead may be long and out of sight, keep going at a pace your comfortable with, you will get there

Dec 08, 2015 1:27 PM

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
Winston Churchill

Dec 08, 2015 1:29 PM

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

Charlie Chaplin

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community