Hi, I’m Thabo. This is my story.
It was the summer of 1976. A scream from my mother woke me up at one in the morning. I dashed to her room and saw her crawling, tears streaming down her cheeks.
“ I need to go to the emergency room,” she said. I quickly called for an ambulance.
My Journey to Understanding a Life of Daily Pain
Two weeks after my mother came back from the hospital, I was making her tea. From the kitchen I could see my mother struggling to get into a position that would relieve her pain. No matter what she did, the pain was relentless. Her face was etched with severe discomfort. I stayed in the kitchen a little longer than I should have, taking a few minutes to calm down. The tea was cold. I boiled more water and made more tea. After I gave my mother her tea, she asked me to turn on the radio.
That day began a long journey for my mom from a life of exhausting pain and a feeling of complete defeat to one more manageable with some important victories. I have seen up close the tears, and felt her frustration. That said, she has also demonstrated a remarkable ability to live a positive life. She has inspired and shown me what real strength looks like.
Here is my mission. I am an advocate for those who want to lessen or eliminate back pain. I am also writing in the spirit of informing those who wish to understand loved ones who live in daily pain, like my mom. The two are very much related. Sure you must do everything you can to keep a healthy back, and I’ll show how to do it. Still, how about those loved ones who had a bad break and now chronic pain is part of their life. You want to help, but you don’t know how.
This is What I Mean
Would you like to know from day to day what it feels like when you get up? This is something that most of us take for granted, but not those who live with chronic back pain. My mom, for example, has days when everything feels a lot better—she can do the laundry, take a walk, and even exercise. Other days she can’t even manage to lift the bottle from the refrigerator so she can have a cold glass of water. I help of course, but more importantly I have gained a better understanding of how to help.
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