Beware of possessed grocery carts! Seriously, a cautionary tale to make sure your cart is really stable and not going to roll. The usual treatment: ice, elevation, supportive shoes and I'm graduating from a basic orthotic to a custom one. The silver lining was x-rays showed the start of an arthritic ankle, because my arch needs additional support. So I can stop that in it's tracks. --- Christine
Great limerick, @Rhymesometimes . I feel your pain. I might have 2 toes left that haven't been broken. Rhyming is an excellent remedy for elevating a positive attitude, which does lower the perception of pain. Rhyme on, sister! 😎
@aruzinsky I'm sorry if you were offended by my limerick. It was not to belittle or disrespect other people's situations. My intent was the old adage, laughter is the best medicine. Trust me when the demon-possessed grocery cart hit, and cracked one toe, sprained others and triggered the arthritis in my ankle, I was a few steps beyond "grumpy." But I choose to see the silver-lining of getting the arthritis diagnosed. My kidney stones have been a two year, four surgery odyssey that still has no definitive answers on never forming more. But, I will continue to do extensive research, adjust lifestyle habits and rhyme about that too. I see what I do as levity, you say frivolity, both have light-heartedness within the definition. That is what I like to bring to people with my rhyming limericks. ( or at least try to ) People with chromic pain could use more light-hearted humor in their life. --- Christine
Thank you @SIMPLEGAL . Doing better every day, thx for asking. Should be getting into custom orthotics in a few weeks, can't wait. I try to be a positive, respectful and encouraging influence on line. --- Christine
When you have 4 rotator cuff surgeries, can only sleep on one side, can't reach or lift above your head without hurting, had 4 knee and leg surgeries and have pains shooting through your legs every day, 3 other surgeries that are none of your business, then yes, I do have pain. I'm sorry if your pain is "chronic" but that doesn't mean I don't hurt every day. Everyone is different in how they handle pain. Lighten up. The rhymes are not meant to diminish anyone's pain. We all hurt as we get older, for various reasons, some more than others. I truly wish you well in coping with your chronic pain. No one is laughing at YOU!
@postman29 Thank you so much for sharing and caring. Wow, you have been through so much. I admire the fact that even though you've gone through all those surgeries, have pain every day, you show up on these forums with optimism, kindness, encouragement and, yes humor. I thank God that you have not lost your humor, for that makes life so much sweeter. --- Christine
Whatever your intent is, it would just as well be served by posting under the proper category. The guidlines say:
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If someone wants to laugh about pain, they can go to Entertainment.