What does pain look like?

Standard

When in pain, I may:

-look ok

-dress well

-participate like normal

-say relevant things

-sound intelligent

-have good ideas

-provide constructive feedback

-do my job

-tell a joke

-help out others

-take on responsibilities

-look active

-refuse help

Pain man

When in pain, I may also:

-be worried inside

-be focused on just getting through

-feel overwhelmed

-take time away

-choose an easier way

-conserve energy

-simplify tasks

-sit down a while

-walk slowly or shuffle

-breathe heavily

-ask for assistance

-lose my words

-lose concentration

I can’t tell you how to read it, you just have to be observant and aware that pain looks like many things. I would hold up a flashing sign for you but I couldn’t keep my arms above my head for even half a minute.

Banana

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About lisasretro

I'm a 41 year old teacher, single and have one adult son. I'm currently finding a new me and new style of living while learning to manage chronic illness. In short, my mind is over active and my body can't keep up. I love art, retro and vintage stuff, eclectic fashion and travelling anywhere and everywhere. I often also get all caught up in social justice issues, my fave being marriage equality, until it happens here in Aus. Bucket list enabled, hold on tight.

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