Most of the physical pains in my life are only for a brief time. They don’t stay around me very long at all.
Hunger and thirst I feel every day, but before a couple hours are up I am able to get clean water and good food every single day. It’s never a question for me of whether or not I have to go one more day hungry. Sore muscles and aching joints have been common with my job, but a couple days away and I feel brand new.
All these are temporary and I expect the pain to be relatively short-lived. Just like my cold feet and runny nose today that felt ten times better when I got a warm shower. I don’t expect these uncomforts to linger.
But what if it did last?
What if I was cold like that every time I went to sleep, and still that way when I woke up?
I truly can’t imagine what the feeling must be when you believe you’ll never escape the pain.
Living with chronic pain must be like hell.