John called me this morning… early.
Yesterday afternoon I treated him for the third time. He left somewhat relieved. Sometimes, when suffering from chronic pain, the body forgets what normal is. It adapts. When it gets lost on the pain merry-go-round, the body seems to redefine “normal’. It gets used to having the condition. It sometimes appears to lose the way in correcting it.
I am of the firm belief that our bodies, wherever possible, were designed to heal themselves . Sometimes they lose the way.
People, like John, often come here after suffering pain for a long time. I can see it in their eyes. They don’t expect a miracle. They don’t want to give up hope. They just want some relief
I had already explained to John that this may be a long journey. I wondered why he had called me.
“Just had to tell you.” He said. “I have woken up this morning without any pain for the first time in as long as I can remember!”
John is in no doubt that the pain may come back. This may not be the end. But we are both excited that there is change. “Change” is a good word around here!