How to deal with pain and disability

stickywicket
stickywicket Member Posts: 26,023
edited 26. Aug 2017, 09:59 in Living with Arthritis archive
This won't be to everyone's taste but I roared with laughter. I find this young woman inspirational in how she cuts her disability right down to size.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-40886996
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken

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  • tupney
    tupney Member Posts: 28
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    when I was recently in hospital for a big op, the day after the op I was laying in bed thinking that everything hurt, a young physio came bounding into the ward and made a bee-line to me.
    'You should be up and about!' he kept saying, as if a lot of pain is nothing.I was very restrained in my answer that 'maybe tomorrow' I would be racing around the ward.
    I wish people would not be so bright and breezy all the time, if you are in pain, that is the wrong attitude to be around.
    If somebody asks how you are, tell them 'rotten', let them feel the same as you!.
    Tupney :sun:
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,023
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh dear! I'm sorry you had such a bad experience in hospital, tupney. It's true that immediately after an op we are not at our best. My elder son once insisted on visiting a couple of hours after a THR and my reply to his 'think pleasant thoughts' when I just wanted more pain relief has gone down in the family folklore :lol:

    It is important to get up and moving asap though even though it hurts as a DVT would hurt even more. And I certainly wouldn't want those trying to help me feeling as bad as I did. I aim to keep on the right side of them. It's called self-preservation :wink:
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • littlemimmy
    littlemimmy Member Posts: 111
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Brilliant sticky! Thanks for sharing!
  • TheLordFlasheart
    TheLordFlasheart Member Posts: 346
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks for sharing sticky, well written and thought out!!
    "Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I read this too Sticky and had the same response as you.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    As I read this I smiled a little but when I got to the end I was really choked up but boy would I have loved to see that nuns face. Cheers your Stickyness.
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