Kathleen from Creating Through the Pain shares a heartfelt account of how her God-Father guided her after diagnosis:
Pain wouldn’t be so bad, if it didn’t hurt so much. My Godfather said these words of comical wisdom (he had many) at the end of a particularly grueling physical therapy session after my initial diagnosis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
He made me laugh when the best I could do was a grimace. Once I started laughing I could not stop until my body doubled over my walker and I had tears in my eyes. I am sure people around me thought I was losing it! But I think that the irony of laughing amidst all that pain just set something off in my head.
I am very competitive and since I was lousy at sports (yup, I was the one always picked last for gym class—but I’m not bitter…maybe a little), I focused on academics. That competitive part of me kept climbing higher on the corporate ladder and…
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Posted on November 9, 2014, in Reblogs, RSD/CRPS and tagged advice for chronic illness, advice for chronic pain, Chronic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness month, crps, diagnosis, humor, laughter is the best medicine, Nervember, rsd, sage advice, Spoonie. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.