Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chronic Pain

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain -- pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating.

With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person.

Both Alice and myself suffer from chronic pain. Alice has chronic back pain caused by reputed disc that can not be repaired.  Mine is severe joint pain and muscular pain caused by my lupus. Chronic pain has been excruciating and greatly affects every part of our lives.

I feel so much older than people 20 years older than myself. Alice is almost wheelchair bound and she in her early thirties. We are blessed by people that love and care for us. Without these people I am not sure where we would be.


Denise said...

love and prayers to you.

RCUBEs said...

Having a history of neck injury, I could relate to what you posted. It's not fun at times when the pain manages to take over. May we always remain strong in His power. God bless and protect you.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I am so sorry about you and Alice. Love, sandie

Raine said...