Monday, October 28, 2013

A Bit of Wisdom from Someone Who Knows . . .

The Top 10 Clues You Live with Chronic Pain:
10- You wish there really was a Dr. House, M.D.
9- You watch every medical drama and understand the medical jargon, the differential diagnosis and worse yet, half the cases sound like they could be yours.
8- Your doctors talk to you like colleagues, instead of patients, because you are so well-educated on your condition(s).
7- The “middle of the night” for you is actually more like 2 o’clock in the afternoon because you deal with “sleep issues.”
6- Doing your chores, sometimes literally means just getting out of bed and taking a shower.
5- Everyday feels like PMS. (For Women)
4- You carry more pills than a pharmacy.
3- Your moods change…frequently.
2- You forget things like…wait, what was I talking about?
1- Your doctor sees you and touches you more than your spouse! (Ba-Dum-Ching)

I may not be able to do a lot of things because of my pain, but one of the few things I can do without pain (usually) is smile and laugh.

What can you add to this list?

from: at Living With Chronic Pain
Her blog has a lot of useful information & ideas. 
Go check it out.


  1. *gentle hugs* Hope you know that you are a true inspiration. I realize I don't know you well, but I mean it when I say that you and your blog always, even on my worst feeling days, always remind me to strive to be positive and to count all my numerous blessings. There's not thanks big enough for that, but thank you anyway! :)

  2. You have no idea how encouraging these words are. Thank you so much. I do hope your down days are few.