I wonder what percentage of people over the age of 70 have some form of chronic pain? When you get old like me, pain is a hard thing to calculate.
How do I know my pain is worse than the guy down the street? Is the pain in my leg actually coming from my brain? Will my chronic pain lessen if I focus on happier things? Do I talk about my pain to my best friends or do I act as if I’m doing swell? Should I keep searching for relief: yoga, pain medication, meditation, Merlot, surgery, biofeedback, marijuana, stress reduction, exercise and on and on?
At what point is the answer acceptance and appreciation for those parts of my body that do not cause me pain?
I’m sorry I brought this topic up. Wait, no I’m not…sigh.