I wrote this back in 2006 when I was having a few issues with pain. From memory, I think trying to put the feeling into words helped take my mind off it (for a short time anyway) - it's better than just lying there and staring at the ceiling, waiting for it to end!
Random Writing: Experiencing Pain
“Time stops with pain and slowly ticks backwards. A pain that rips through you like a darkness untouched, unparalleled by anything in nature, impervious to anything real.
There is a type of pain that surpasses all description and bleeds into a dark nothingness that can not be touched by the human mind.
Tears and screaming muffled by a blackness that overcomes everything real. You start to question whether you are still whole, or if pieces of you have actually started to break away.
Five hours of a hollow pain where dark shadows scream past to avoid being sucked into the void of all that can not be done to ease the torment. Where even dark shadows are afraid to linger over the screaming madness.”
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.