I Haven't Got Time for the Pain

Colleen

I Haven't Got Time for the Pain

Colleen
road-166543_640Today, this old Carly Simon tune keeps playing through my head.

Is it the catchy tune of the song or merely the repeated answer from Gregg's doctor when I complain about his level of pain? Pain like Gregg's is something he has to deal with, cover up, or wait long amounts of time to surgically deal with.

Three months! That is how long they expect him to be in this excruciating pain before they can replace his hip. A hip that is now bone on bone, grinding with every step, keeping him up at night, killing his appetite. This is acceptable?!  If this was the middle ages this would be considered a form of torture, a pain that would be debilitating to the body and mind, causing emotional distress. But today, it is a symptom, something to treat and control.

And if they can't to either they shrug their shoulders and put you in a long line with other suffers and sing, "I haven't got time for the pain!"