reasons I’d rather not go into now, this body of mine has suffered a lot, including
several major surgeries and lots of minor complications, all which have brought
about physical pain, and some of that physical pain continues to linger 20-30
remember one of my last stays in a hospital where I was in excruciating
physical pain. Part of the reason I was in such a high level of pain was because
of neglect by those attending to me. Let’s just say I wasn’t handling this in a
saintly way. In fact, my fiancée, Liz, was very surprised at how I spoke to the
nurse. I clearly would have handled the situation differently if I hadn’t been
experiencing such a high degree of pain.
the same time, something needed to be said. I haven’t turned my life over to
the care of doctors, nurses, lawyers, etc., but to God. God has given me a
voice to articulate the knowledge that has been bestowed upon me. I knew that I
wasn’t getting the level of care I should have been getting and, if I had said
nothing, I would have been inviting not only the physical pain into my life,
but suffering as well. If I hadn’t said anything and just kept it in my head, I
would have suffered mental and emotional suffering, as well.
were times where there was absolutely nothing that could be done about the
physical pain I was in, so with as much grace and dignity as I could muster, I
tried to get through it.
pain is so hard to deal with, but all I can say to myself while I’m in it is
“Am I a part of the pain or part of the solution to remedy the pain?”
forward to hearing from you about your experiences, strength and peace
surrounding this topic.
sign up to receive newsletters and updates from Michael, scroll to the bottom
of the Ah-Man Web Site. You’ll find additional information and resources in the latest issue
of the Ah-Man Newsletter. Read about his new book, Returning to WHOLENESS…
Discovering Ah-Man at Amazon.