accustomed to pain; are we or are we not?


Interesting question

something to tell

pain

Last evening I visited my osteopath to treat my ongoing, lingering, persistent, lower back pain.  He asked me if my back ever wakes me up in the night?  I had to think about it for a few seconds before replying.  Does my back ever wake me in the night, I thought?  But more precisely, does my back wake me up because of the pain?  Do I ever wake up because of pain?  And then I realised something.  I never do.  And certainly not from my back. Once I’m asleep, I’m gone for the night.  Getting to sleep however is another story.  Pain keeps me awake but it rarely wakes me up.  So I told him that.  Then he asked if I had better days or worse days with the pain and I said “well not really, it’s kind of there all the time, like a dull ache I carry round

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