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Help In Pain

Pain

Image by Michelle Brea via Flickr

What has been helpful to you when you’ve been in pain?

Have you or a family member ever heard shocking news that would alter your way of life in such a way that it can NEVER be the same?

An amputee feels this type of shock.

I’d like to hear your stories.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/08/21/10-things-to-say-to-a-sick-friend/

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2 Responses

  1. Yes to help with chores, meals. Most especially (depending) — just be there — physically present, unshockable, listening.

    It may well depend on love languages. One acquaintance tried to help with gifts she’d drop off on her way to doing other things — she wouldn’t even ring the doorbell, just stop and put it on the porch and leave. I felt really hurt by that — perhaps because quality time is tops on my list. Gifts is lowest.

    • Thanks for commenting. Quality time is high for me, too, but when I’m ill, I want to be alone, mostly. So, when people aren’t feeling well, I tend to leave them alone…which hurts my family’s feelings. We live and learn. However, to be alone and never be asked if I need anything, that’s a problem too, if I can’t ask. It’s lovely to have someone pitch in, without asking.

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