“YOU MUST SEE A LOT OF SUFFERING”
The other day, for some reason, I found myself looking over an article from the Chronic Pain Letter. I hadn’t seen it in years – it was dated, September 4, 2011.
I found it quite touching. So, I thought I would share it with you.
One of my patients made an interesting comment the other day. She said, ..” you must see a lot of suffering.”
Although this is true, I hadn’t really thought about it that way. Probably, because it does not feel like a burden. For some reason, this kind of work is a good fit for me. For over 25 years, I have been working with people who live every day in pain. Each person is different and each person’s life has been affected in a different way by physical pain and the loss and suffering it can lead to.
I am lucky to be able to do the work I do.
And, I still feel lucky. I have met thousands of people, from all walks of life, who have been willing to share their lives with me. It has truly been an honour.
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