…and the pain begins…

IMG_0984How many of you have said: It will never happen to me!!!!

Pain is like a flu…you go to bed on Monday feeling fine, just to wake up the very next day and ouch it’s there…where the hell this pain came from, who sent it to me? What did I do? Oh I know, probably I slept on the same side all night…too much stress maybe? My boss, yes it was him that caused it so much pressure…really?

To me it was one morning out of the blue, got up, and this “alien” pain (yes I named it) pinching sensation on my left shoulder… thought I put to much pressure during my sleep, it will go away soon, oh and Advil will do, always does. A month went by, 30 days, 720 hours of pain.
Now ‘alien” is an acute pain, like a hundred needles inserted all at the same time. Excruciating pain, you get it.

But like magic, I wake up day 31 or 32 not to sure, alien pain is gone from my left shoulder…just to start on my RIGHT shoulder. Seriously?
An ordeal begins, what to do? It’s time to take this to the next level. Hello! You are thinking: Go to the doctor, why did you wait 30 plus days??? I don’t know, I am healthy, it will get better, I am an optimist?
I wish I remember exactly how many and what kind of doctors I went to see, how many different opinions, all sorts of treatments, even a couple of remedies my grandma would have suggested. Was I scared? Confused? I think more in disbelief that nothing was working, nothing worked. My fear really started when almost a year went by and I didn’t know what was wrong. Yes my friends 365 days or more went by…
Alien is now on shoulders, toes, and wrists, base of my neck…I know this is serious now. But how serious?

Pain is my best friend…what is my approach?

Let start by saying that Pain is a message from your body. Yes it can be a very loud message, but what we do with that message is the key to leave pain free. To respond to that message, act on it and ” LET IT GO”. Sounds easy, but it is not, it has taken me 8 years to even open up and freely talk about it. So if you are there, listening to these loud messages, you have a long journey, we have a long journey, but let’s say this and make it very clear: We are not alone. First take charge. Are you ready to jump on the bus? Are you ready to endure that comes with pain? Yes it might get worse before it gets better…But it gets better!! Let’s do this.