Posted by Karen (188.8.131.52) on June 25, 2000 at 14:12:22:
In Reply to: It is all in the perception! posted by Susan on June 25, 2000 at 11:57:02:
So many times I have watched Stephen trying to be strong, not cry out, not dance, not cry. I asked him why after one of his attacks one time. "I hate acting like a baby", that broke my heart. I think sometimes you run out of the strenghth and stamina to fight the pain. Sometimes I think you NEED to give in once in a while and break down.
I don't know about anyone else but sometimes when I just uped and cried and felt sorry for myself, like during childbirth, I felt better and stronger to fight the next 2 to 4 hours of pain.
Did I make any sense? I know there is no comparison between childbirth and CH but the effect of having to endure hours and hours of pain I think can be the same possibly. I found myself strong at one point and as weak as a kitten the next. Ups and Downs. The roller coaster. Willing to fight and coopperate one min and babbling the next and being very uncoroperative.
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