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Dealing with pain

Not sure what I did to my back but I did a number on it a couple days ago.  I actually missed the Daily D entry last night because I just needed to take it easy.

I tried ibuprofen and even an Icy Hot patch during the day. That only made my back feel oddly cold and smell of menthol.  It was so tough bending over and I’d seem more prone to drop things on the floor.

I wish I could say I offered up my pain for redemptive suffering, and I did, for like five minutes, but the pain remained. It did give me something good though.  Empathy.  There are a lot of people in pain. Chronic pain and I feel for them.

Bad times are good reminders of what we should be thankful for.