Life With Chronic Pain

By Damien Knight

For the past 11 years I been struggling with a list of unusual symptoms. It started soon after my son was born, back pain, numb legs, leg cramping, hip and joints burning. As the years went it has gotten worse. It’s hard on me because as a geology major who wants to work in the field having to walk with a cane bites.

My legs go numb, my skin burns. I always hated being touched. It hurts to be touched. What hurts worse is wanting to hug my kids and the pain is so bad I can’t. I don’t know what’s wrong with my body. We have done test after test. There is no reason my legs are falling asleep and then burning like fire. They found nothing wrong with my back and hips. I started taking Aleve daily which helps dull the pain but not erase it.

Today I stand. Today I walk. Today I hurt. I will push for tomorrow. We will figure this out. In the meantime I remain strong and hopeful.

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Selfie Sunday: Sort of?

-Damien

 

I will officially start story Sundays next Sunday. This Sunday I want to share our yearly October first tradition with you all. Please take a moment and visit our vlog. Every October we dress up on the first and post an update video. Thanks Love y’allĀ Raven’s Vlog: Oct 1st Shadow’s Lair

Random Facts of the Day

There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, gum.

A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

And last but not least

Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.