Pain is my friend.
Once I realized that pain was my "body adviser, or mentor", I paid attention to it instead of trying to ignore it.
I taught myself how to treat it, how to prevent it, how to work with it, and accept that it comes and goes.
And my life choices can still be enjoyed.
Yes, I go with the pain.
For me, I understand that the strength I gain from living life fully, even with pain, is only part of what it's all about.
Pain is like the weather.... It's changeable.
Today I had a medical procedure to help relieve some pain I've been dealing with for a long time.
It didn't go well and I ended up in more pain.
But, I know it will change in a few days as the steroids take effect,.
Then I can return to my methods of physical therapy to strengthen and enhance what my body can do.
(Note: in case you think I don't know what pain is, this is the result of bone cancer, chondrosarcoma from 45 years ago. The pain my body carries never ceases. It is always there in varying degrees. Always.)