Humor and Chronic Pain: A Top 10 List
When you are living with CHRONIC PAIN, it is vitally important to try to have a sense of HUMOR about your situation.
I live with pain and I know that it is no laughing matter, and this is not intended to make light of a difficult situation, but I have also learned that if you don’t laugh about the challenges in life, you are likely to cry.
In the spirit of laughter, I have composed a top 10 list.
The Top 10 Clues You Live with Chronic Pain:
10- You wish there really was a Dr. House, M.D.
9- You watch every medical drama and understand the medical jargon, the differential diagnosis and worse yet, half the cases sound like they could be yours.
8- Your doctors talk to you like colleagues, instead of patients, because you are so well-educated on your condition(s).
7- The “middle of the night” for you is actually more like 2 o’clock in the afternoon because you deal with “sleep issues.”
6- Doing your chores, sometimes literally means just getting out of bed and taking a shower.
5- Everyday feels like PMS. (For Women)
4- You carry more pills than a pharmacy.
3- Your moods change…frequently.
2- You forget things like…wait, what was I talking about?
1- Your doctor sees you and touches you more than your spouse! (Ba-Dum-Ching)
I may not be able to do a lot of things because of my pain, but one of the few things I can do without pain (usually) is smile and laugh.
What can you add to this list?
Rydzy MSW, T. (2013). Humor and Chronic Pain: A Top 10 List. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 26, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/chronic-pain/2013/10/humor-and-chronic-pain-a-top-10-list/