Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Pain WIth Every Step
As I was leaving work today I had to walk down some stairs to get out the door. I was wincing with pain as I was walking down them. Unaware that anyone was behind me I thought out-loud a little chorus of "Ow ow ow ow" as I walked. Then I heard from behind me, "Careful Ferris. Don't hurt yourself." A guy I work with was walking out behind me. I looked at him and laughed. "Don't hurt myself?" I asked. "I can't walk across a flat surface without feeling pain in every step." It occured to me at that moment that I don't remember the last completely pain-free day I have had since all of this started in February of last year. It's been16 months. That's a long time to feel pain.