The Defeat of Chronic Pain


The Defeat of Chronic Pain

As chronic pain teaches me lessons each morning,

I daily devise a plan to defeat it.

It’s not the roller-coaster ride pain of my 20’s,

That was almost fun in comparison.

It’s this defeating, nagging pain that just kind of showed up

And never went away.

I deeply respect what it is saying,

But dealing with it daily

Feeling it in the first movement of the day

In the first big breath of the morning

Can be absolutely defeating.


I don’t want to get sucked into the feeling of defeat

That will make you believe you are less than you are.

So I dip into my toolkit of good things.

I take a moment,

Breathe, medicate, breathe

And find relief. (Thank you cannabis.)

Suddenly I can breathe easier

And feel good stuff too.

Suddenly I can move better

And do good stuff too.

Make no mistake

Pain is not to be ignored or tolerated.

Depression is nothing to mess with.

If there is no choice but to fight it,

Do so by filling up with good in your life.

Excel in kindness and compassion.

Love yourself.

Be kind to those around you.

Eat more greens.

Drink plenty of water.

Stay surrounded with positive, supportive people.

Be grateful.

Stay Lifted.


And give Chronic Pain two middle fingers as you dance by.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sherri on June 28, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Awesome! This sounds like mornings Ive come to know well-tomorrow the middle finger is coming out! lol Great art and site, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thank you for reading and your kind feedback. Here’s to you having happier mornings and brighter days!

  3. Posted by Amy on August 2, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Personally, I am very happy to have met such an inspiring individual! I took the time to read some of the past post in this blog and they are all so very well written, educational, and uplifting. Keep up the good work. xo

  4. Thank you so much for such sweet words, they go a long way. xo

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