“Pain upsets and destroys the nature of the person who feels it,” said Aristotle.
I am not the same person I was before the onset of my chronic pain. I’ve grown. I’ve changed. In some ways, pain has made me a better person, I think. I’ve learned who I really am because of my chronic pain. I’m a fighter. I’m a survivor. I’m stubborn. I want to get better and am willing to do the hard work required to get better. The more I learn about myself, the stronger I feel. Maybe one day knowing myself will lead to true wisdom.