Pain. That feeling we all have as we age; some younger people have it but I am talking about us senior citizens. Some pain is mild, some is extreme but undoubtedly it is a miserable thing to experience day after day, every minute of every day. There is even pain that come and go or pain that is felt until a body move around awhile.
To know that as soon as your body rise in the morning to meet a new pain filled day, the desire to remove yourself from the bed is the most undesired thing that is wanted but the day must be met. There are things to do and nourishment of the body must be done in order to obtain the appearance of a mobile person. No eating, no life. No movement, what is the reason for life? But, move we must as well as eat and drink, otherwise, no life.
It is not good to have life and to be in constant pain. Some come from accidents years ago or recently, some of the pain came with age, none of the pain is good for the mind. There are some people that can be in pain of which people around them never know. There are some that will have the smallest amount of pain causing people around them believing it is an emergency. There are so many degrees of pain and the pain, real or not, will play on your mind. Some people can forget about the pain and go on with life while others will crumble and can hardly move. Both have the same degree of pain but react differently, however, pain is inevitable.
As we age, most of us will meet Arthur, arthritis, whether we want to or not; whether we admit to knowing him or not. Ibuprofen (Advil) is our crutch but there are others. As well as other pills, there are shots, patches, electrodes and things I, personally, have not heard about. Then there are canes, crutches, braces, pads, etc. Sometimes these things are used occasionally and sometimes the body can not do without these things; it depends on the severity and whether the person can stand pain or not. It really is complicated, that is why there are pain clinics. Let the professionals handle it, I am just an amateur with all sorts of pain; in that you can call me a professional.
I look at the people around me. I do not know of anyone that is without some sort of pain. Some is really bad and some do not show any pain. Just like some days I love to ride around on my bicycle, some days it hurt to even look at it. Some days my knees swell and hurt, some days I am the picture of health. Which day will it be tomorrow, which day will it be the day after? With age pain, a body does not know which it will be.
Pain is going to be there and we must continue on with a somewhat productive life. We want to have a meaningful relationship with the spouse, if there is one, the children, grand-kids and, some of us, the great grand-kids. Swallow that pill, take the shot, put on the patch or rub on the ointment; life go on and on. Such is life.