I have Chronic Pain:—–I do not Suffer!!!!! Updated new comments!!,

Evariste Carpenter

My pain receives as little recognition as possible.  My pain does not harbor harmful emotions or intent towards me.  Pain is faceless, odorless and invisible like the wind.

Science can not gauge its severity yet.  Others can not feel our pain or care about our plight.  Pain is just a warning signal(body mechanism) to protect us.
I go for power walks where my pain is aroused to the point, where my body wants to stop, then I go another twenty minutes.  This has many benefits physically and mentally.  My pain does not stop me from moving my legs and walking through it mindfully.
My own endorphins have helped kill the pain, also.  My own body is learning to accept and adjust to this stress on its own.  My ego knows pain does not stop me from exercising,  so later it does not stop me from enjoying other activities.
Pain is more of an inconvenience to me, it drains energy handling it all day long.  Besides that my life does not have suffering but calm excitement and opportunity.  I can accept my life with C-PTSD and chronic pain or suffer.  I surrendered and escaped.

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tracy Rydzy, MSW, LSW on July 26, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I really enjoyed your blog. I can relate to a lot that you are saying since I suffer from chronic back pain and have had a spinal fusion. Please check out and follow my blog on Chronic Pain at http://ohwhatapain.wordpress.com.

  2. Beautifully put. Pushing through pain is a joy most healthy people will never experience.

  3. I need to post more on this subject. thank you all.

    Marty

  4. Please post more about chronic pain syndrome, this was my recent diagnosis, along with fibromyalgia, and I have arthritis in my knee and shoulder.
    thanks for all the great info

  5. ok chronic pain is pain that is substantial and lasts longer than six months. I believe the body adjusts after a certain time to accommodate a constant or near constant pain.

    At this point it enters another realm. it is not phantom pain but my spine was malfunctioning as it reported pain. It was continuously sending a signal on harm and hurt without an added injury.

    So there is pain and then there is suffering, that is what we add with stress, thought, anger, fear, resentment, or panic.

    First we must try to eliminate any added energy or anger that n creases our pain.

    I used aerobic exercise and meditation to diminish or change my relationship with this constant pain. I meditated and brought my breathing track or the breath to my pain center. Resistance was let go as I accepted and embraced the pain.

    next I would power walk until I wanted to quit from the intensity, then the music would be turned up and my breath would be with the pain as I walked another twenty minutes.

    This compressed the pain, secreted my own endorphins and gained physical, emotional and mindful exuberance. A win win win win scenario.

    Hope that helps.

  6. it does help out a lot, thanks. I will try this starting in the morning…..I need to cut back on the pain meds they have me on, but first I need to cut back on the pain.

  7. Reblogged this on cajunladyramblings and commented:
    I also suffer with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis, sharing this in hopes of helping others in the same situation.

  8. We need to move and endure, be with the pain, without resistance. It can not stop u from moving your legs or exerting energy.

    It does not have an emotion, just a warning signal. Leave it at that and focus in the breath. You build this day by day and you get stronger.

    The less me’s you can handle the better.

    Good luck

  9. Thank you. This post was helpful and insightful.

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