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Pain

Pain emancipates.


DAVE’s Six-inch Spinal Surgery Scar

PAIN

Prisoners
sometimes,
of our own
making

Pain
frees us
from the bonds
of our minds

Physical
or emotional,
it’s inseparably
mental

Washed
in Pain’s waves
we can’t escape
truth

And truth
is the path
to freedom from
Pain

©Naomi Estment

Quotes to consider:

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – US Marines as quoted (frequently :-D) by Dave, who has broken over 60 bones in his 54 years, mostly due to motorbike racing

“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” – Robert Gary Lee

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran, ‘The Prophet

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Unknown

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir

On a personal note, it’s almost two weeks since Dave’s double spinal fusion and he’s recovering really well. After a challenging weekend with intense pain down his right leg and into his foot (the one that was going numb before the operation), he had a localized cortisone injection yesterday. It’s brought huge relief and the sparkle back to his eyes.

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