Courage and Chronic Pain

“Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it.”

We Bought A Zoo

The day I decided to never take anything for chronic pain again took literally twenty seconds of insane courage.  I had a pain specialist appointment and this doctor due to my brain surgery and chronic pain encouraged pain medication.  I knew deep down taking medication for my chronic pain would only lead to more pain and less happiness.  I had already learned how to manage my pain naturally and was beyond angry with myself for ever going back to pain medicine.  Yes, for me it works for a while and then like most people with pain have to take more and more to get the same result.   Then all of a sudden my life revolves around pain rather than life.  I saw the quote: “A year from now you will wish you started today” and pulled every ounce of wisdom and strength I had and quickly dialed the doctor’s office and cancelled my appointment.  That was that.  Since that moment, I have taken nothing for chronic pain and have gone back to using the natural tools for my chronic pain management.  It is a lot more work and takes a long time to start working but it truly is the best decision I have ever made.  The past few weeks have been extremely difficult for me (non chronic pain related) and as much as I wanted to call my pain specialist just to help my pain levels as I was unable to practice my techniques to manage pain I had to follow my inner wisdom to not do so.  My body will pay be paying the price for a little bit but pain medicine would cost me my entire future.  With that said, I do understand 100 percent why people with chronic pain take pain medicine. 

Sometimes we all have to take a leap of faith and it does take twenty seconds of insane courage to do what your intuition is telling you to do.  It is very difficult to separate your thoughts from your intuition and heart.  My thoughts have been wrong more times than I can count, however my heart and soul have never failed me.  How many times a day do your thoughts change.  How often are your thoughts negative and self destructive as opposed to happy and uplifting?   Our brain tends to really mess with our souls and hearts.  One day you may come to a point where you have to make a huge decision and you must listen to your intuition as opposed to your never ending, damaging thoughts.  Once you make a decision it will take more courage than you can possibly imagine. The last movie we saw before my daughter was born was: “We Bought A Zoo” and I was very pregnant and emotional but the movie hit me hard.  I am here for all of my readers no matter what but please remember and read my story.  Because it truly does take just a few seconds of insane courage to make the best life choices in your existence.


2 thoughts on “Courage and Chronic Pain

  1. littleannab says:

    I also do not take pain meds . the Celexa for depression helps with the fibro a little. I take alieve. as I cant take the meds for fibro as I have glaucoma. at 43 yrs its been 10 years of this. I learn to deal mostly with it. (((Huggs)))

  2. Great post (as always). Another thing I’ve been working on lately is realizing that my feelings are just thoughts, and I an control my thoughts. It’s not easy, but when I work on it I feel a lot better. Avoiding the negative thoughts keeps me from focusing on the pain (which only makes the pain worse).

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