The profound effects of long term chronic pain is swept under the rug.

I find this article interesting because so many people live with chronic pain for years but aren’t allowed to talk about it. No, I’m not talking about mental pain. I’m talking about physical pain that never stops.

I agree with the author of this article. It needs to be talked about because the effect can utterly destroy a person. It can lead to drug or alcohol addiction. Constant physical pain can lead to the loss of everything.

I think we need to examine the taboo of discussing physical pain. Where did it come from?

Years ago, I did research on the subject and realized it comes from the age, of a not so distant past, of one being seen as weak if in pain a lot and expressed your discomfort. In some cases, enemies took advantage of it.

On European’s estates the Serfs were not allowed to complain about their discomfort. Nor were slaves in the Americans were allowed to complain about their suffering. They were even preached at that God doesn’t like complainers. I haven’t seen that in the bible.

Sadly, this Acherontic mentality still exist today. Ignoring constant pain can lead to life threatening situations. Therefore, why are we living in the 21st century but mentally, we’re still in B.C.?

Man in pain

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A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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16 Responses to The profound effects of long term chronic pain is swept under the rug.

  1. Brendan says:

    We live in a ligation, litigious society that places money far above human life. To constantly complain of chronic pain means the person is disabled and being disabled means they’re entitled to benefits. So, to deny them benefits is the main reason people are encouraged not to complain. Remember, it’s more about money than human suffering.

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  2. Brendan says:

    You are welcome.
    The same reason for noncomplaining during the Middle Ages and Slavery in America is the same reason for it today. Money. It’s nothing psychological, or about having bravo as to why it’s frowned upon. It is all about money and cold hearts.

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    • Thanks. Come to thank of it most people who suffers a lot of pain are unable to work and being unable to work one would have to file for disability. Brendan, I’m sure the scourge of disability applies to any type of suffering where the person needs assistant.


  3. Brendan says:

    Almost all disabilities cause some degree of pain.

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  4. Brendan says:

    I did not specify what type of pain. I was speaking of those suffering any type of physical pain and why they are sometimes called hypochondriacs.

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  5. Brendan says:

    With the coronavirus causing so many different ailments and chronic pain is one of them; many laws regarding disability are going to have to change or things will turn into a real mess very quickly

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  6. gaiamom says:

    As a mom with chronic pain, I am expected to keep on no matter the pain. I think many of our Doctors think we just spend all day in bed, if they only knew.

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    • I do think more research and retraining need to be done in the medical field to get a better understanding of the effects of chronic pain. Almost every person suffering chronic pain seemed to be painted with a broad spectrum brush. Many suffers are forced to endure excruciating pain all because the meth and opiate problems is plaguing the country. As a mother spending all day in bed is out of the question.


  7. gaiamom says:

    Such a great point! I’m seen as a renegade because I blog honestly about my pain and treatment. My family does not accept my illness because they fear something about it. Then we add the way the CDC and other agencies have made us the scape goats for the opioid crisis—now we’re back to BC.

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