October, 2017

Chronic Pain and Devotion

How can we honor our gods and our spirituality when we can barely get out of bed? When chronic pain and illness affect your religion. Today’s a little worse than normal. On top of the usual pains that comprise my existence, I woke up with searing, stabbing nerve pain in my low back and hip. The kind where clothing hurts. The kind where it feels like you’re being slowly stabbed with hot nails. And still, the other pains do not subside – arthritic and damaged low back, hands swollen and aching from making last night’s dinner, the ever-present headache that […]