How to Talk About Pain – NYTimes.com

July 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Uncategorized)

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/opinion/sunday/how-to-talk-about-pain.html?_r=0&referrer=

This is a wonderful article about how we lack the kind of language we have for love, jealousy, and other human experiences, for pain. We have moved away from seeing pain as a spiritual experience as medical science has learned how to dull it past the point of overwhelming sensation (at least some of the time).

What language do you use to describe your pain? Do you use the same words with your doctors as you do with your loved ones or caretakers? Are there works of literature that you feel expresses the kind of pain you experience, or details what it is like to be in acute or chronic pain?

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