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Friday, July 11, 2008


I know some people who have made it through cancer treatments and now struggle with the debilitating chronic pain often associated with chemo after shocks. This piece was inspired by an article about the research being done on cancer drugs and medications that target specific pain in the body for post cancer patients.

Pain is so debilitating and I guess we all have different thresholds for it. Martyn actually worked on a broken leg. I on the other hand can not tolerate any kind of head pain. I used to get many headaches in my younger years and could not function. My diet was not as healthy then, nor my mindset, so I think I grew out of them. I rarely have a headache, and for that I'm grateful.

Constant pain can isolate a person. I commend anyone that suffers and carries on with grace through any kind of pain, especially chronic pain, especially without whining. One must not only deal with the physical reality one is trapped in, but with the struggle of not letting the pain become the all powerful Oz in one's head.

1 comment:

Abby Creek Art said...

I love this one, Katherine. It reminds me of Steve...who endured so much pain from his cancer with incredible strength and grace. Very powerful piece. Rings a bell with me too...dang migraines!

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