I take things like walking around for granted until I have an injury that makes walking difficult and painful. Physical pain makes concentration on mental things harder. I was diagnosed with “bursitis” in my left hip and knee, but I know the pain is a throwback to a fall I took two years ago, injuring both in some mysterious way. I only know that, the first time, it took 3 weeks before I felt anything like healed.
Do you think physical pain is worse than the mental stuff we live with every day? Why?
When I had surgery on two hernias in a 3 month span and I had a lot of pain the whole time up until 2 weeks after the surgery, I thought about this. I mean, when I was 22-25 years old I just remember saying I’d rather have my arm chopped off than this. Those were the worst years of my life. I dunno, I think being tolerant to mental pain through life’s experiences will allow you to tolerate physical pain easier and vice versa. At least for me, physical pain freaking sucks, so does mental pain. But with all I’ve been through mentally, pain doesn’t bother me quite as much anymore physically or mentally. Don’t get me wrong it still hurts but I’m just like I wish this would stop not that I’m gonna kill myself any longer. Either type.
I think both can be bad. It probably depends on the person as to which is worse. I get gout in my foot and it is pretty painful to walk on. But then again i get some terribly painful mental stuff going on, too. So it’s hard to say.