Pain

~ Pain is useful to the extent that it motivates us to modify our behaviors in order to reduce whatever insult is causing the pain, because invariably that insult is damaging our tissues. Pain is useless and debilitating, however, when it is telling us that there is something dreadfully wrong that we can do nothing about. ~
Robert M. Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

 

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5 thoughts on “Pain

  1. Yes, I hope so. There are more treatments now than there were 10 years ago. The only challenge is that the treatments aren’t catching up to all of my spreading issues, unfortunately. But for others, I’m hopeful in the future there will be much better help going forward.
    I wanted to let you know your article was picked up by an E-Magazine. Here is the link: http://paper.li/amynluv/1298928654#!all
    Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I’m afraid one day MS drugs won’t be able to catch up with my issues either, so I can imagine what it’s like for you. It’s also frustrating that those drugs are targeted at the consequences of the disease while little seems to be done about finding out causes. šŸ˜¦

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  2. Yes, precisely. It’s a constant frustration that Doctors want to throw medication at our issues without getting to the root. It frustrates me to no end that once you have one chronic illness diagnosis, you are “unhelpable” or something.
    And I’m laughing at myself for saying, “The only challenge with treatments…” as though there is only ONE.
    lol

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