No More Pain

“The Pain Goes Away.”  Apparently I needed the words from the song I shared on Wednesday for more than one reason.

Mid Wednesday I woke my husband up from his nap to tell him that I needed him to take me to the hospital. I’d talked to my doctor earlier on the phone who told me that I had an infected cyst. She sent a prescription to my pharmacist for an antibiotic and told me that if it got worse I would need to go to the hospital to have it drained.

I didn’t want to go to the hospital, but I didn’t want to wait for it to get worse. The pain was already bad enough and painkillers weren’t working. if it progressed I wouldn’t be able to move. I was barely moving as it was. It all happened so fast. 

My fear of the pain progressing won over my fear of going to the hospital. And of course, you know me, I have to learn something valuable from everything so I concluded that pain has its upsides. It alerts you that something is very wrong and it motivates you to get moving. 

There was one small problem. Andrew woke up having one of his bad pain days. There was no way he could drive and I don’t have a driver’s license, so we had to phone his parents. His mom is always eager to help so she didn’t hesitate. 

This was quite the unexpected adventure. It had its low points, its high points and everything in between. We both had no clue that Andrew wouldn’t be able to come into the hospital with me. No visitors. Right. Everything is different now. Nevertheless, I learned some things in all of the pain and stress. 

I’ll share more later in the day, but the shortest version is that I was willingly admitted to the hospital overnight on Wednesday. I had done what needed to be done, though the wait felt incredibly long. However, I left the hospital smiling, and I’m on the mend.

That’s life here on planet earth. Trouble comes to all of us, including pain, but at the end of it all–like the other line of that song God gave me–we’re going home. Jesus promises those who follow Him that the pain goes away.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:4 

“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world…”

C.S. Lewis

34 thoughts on “No More Pain

  1. Wow! I am so sorry you had to go through that, but glad to hear you are better. I didn’t know you didn’t have a drivers license. I learned something about you. LOL. That is so wonderful that your mother-in-law is always happy to help (and that she lives close enough to do so). And I love that you always find a learning experience. Dr. Charles Stanley often says that when we are going through a difficulty, we should ask God if He is trying to tell us / teach us something. Great C.S. Lewis quote too!

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  2. I hate that you had to deal with this, but very glad for a good outcome! What a comfort it is to know He is so near to us in our pain! After all, who knows pain better than Oour Jesus? Sending love, thoughts, and prayers your way, Tina!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marisa. It is a comfort, and I recieved so much love when I got home. Even our cats were missing me. Our tabby cat began meowing instantly when she saw me. Poor thing. Even animals feel it when someone is missing.

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    1. Kelly, I’ve been trying to get your blog sent to my email or to show in my blog notifications so I can read and comment on your blog. I prefer not to have to fill out a form everytime I comment on someone’s blog, so if I can figure out why I am not receiving those notifications I will eventually get over to your blog. Just wanted you to know why I haven’t yet payed you a visit. 😕 It’s not you. It’s me and WordPress.

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    1. Yes, I am taking it easy today and pondering everything I learned. I can’t not process it. This opened my eyes to so many things. It’s easy to get focused on the negatives, and I will be honest with how I felt, but there were definitely things worth thinking about that came out of this. It wasn’t fun. I wanted to be at home, but I’m very thankful I went too.

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  3. I always saw pain as a bad thing that should and “can” be avoided at all cost. But your post gave me another perspective to pain. It is not always a bad thing even though it hurts. No matter how long we choose to ignore my pain, at some point we would need to attend to it because that’s how we begin to “mend”. Thank God you are better too.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I’m okay. It wasn’t an easy experience for me being so far from Andrew and I really got anxious in all the waiting. I’ve never been to that hospital, in the hospital overnight or had any kind of surgery before, so it was a whole lot of firsts without my security blanket, but I did know that I had Jesus, and I did calm down eventually. I sure wanted to be home though. So it was good to come home.

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  4. I am so sorry you had to go through this. You are able to see a lesson in everything which is a pivotal component during trials. This perspective allows you to get so much more out of life and you apply this mentality so beautifully! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Kiki. I was thinking there were so many negative things that happened during this because I was so anxious. I didn’t want to be the one who finds something to complain about. It’s good to be honest about your feelings, and state those facts that it wasn’t enjoyable, but then you have to find the good in it despite the bad. I guess that’s the key to delighting in hardships. God will bring good out of it.

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  5. Glad you are feeling better, God always works. Pain even like the quaranteen is seeing folks turn to God. It is sad it takes things like this and 911 to get peoples attention

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  6. Your thoughts pain only goes to show that there’s always a positive side in everything — even pain. I love how you inject your wisdom and God’s words in your blogs. Thank you for gracing us with these.

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina! ☺ Yes, I think there truly is a positive side to everything, and it’s good to process what the positives are in all of the negatives. Makes it a lot easier to leave the tough stuff behind.

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