Ever stubbed your toe and lost your breath? We’ve all been there like it or not. As much as everybody dislikes it, pain has a use. It tells you that there is something wrong. The thing that is wrong could be something very temporary, small or insignificant. OR–it could be something very important. The worst physical pain I’ve felt caused me to scream and cry every time I had to stand. I took aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprophen and Aleve. All of these at the same time. I timed them so if one was due to be taken, the others were still working. Believe it or not, it didn’t help my pain all that much. I’d gotten a skin infection in my leg. I still have the scar that was left–to this day. The doctor told me that I came close to losing that leg. I didn’t, thank God.
At the time I thought that was the worst; but, I’ve since learned differently. I could ease the pain by elevating that leg, until I had to walk, of course. The worst physical pain isn’t necessarily the most intense; but, a constant dull ache that will not leave! The unending character of that ache can drive a person to the brink of falling apart.
The absence of pain is something that is taken for granted by many people. Until pain, or ache present themselves, they are not thought of in any serious way by most people.
The absence of pain is—WONDERFUL!