“I have seen
What a laugh can do.
almost unbearable tears
Into something bearable,
~ Bob Hope
We now believe that the brain is the root of our sense of pain.
“But if the brain controls all pain, does that mean that we can think pain away? ” ~ Paul Ingraham, Pain Science
No, but, as pain is our brain’s doing (normally it works as a danger/warning sign for bodily injury and harm), we can utilize this information to have some “influence” on our pain…
“Lots of people
want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want
is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.”
“When things are bad,
We take comfort in the thought
That they could always be worse.
And when they are,
We find hope in the thought
That things are SO bad they have to get better.”
If you live with Chronic Pain you know all about the Pain Scale-
And too, the ambiguities of it.
Today’s a ” good day”…Does that mean I’m a 5 or am I just being Melo-dramatic?!?
If l’m really having a bad pain day, like I’m dreaming of jumping off a bridge or some such nonsense, does that make me a 10?
Or is 10 “reserved” for those who are literally on fire?
Who knows?!? Where’s the answer key?
For a good laugh on the subject (and others as well) …