When did accepting pain, not taking meds for it, become a virtue?
Was it in generations past when pain meds weren't very common, or the really only good pain medication was whiskey.. and nice women didn't drink?
I don't know.
My mom seemed to think that pain was just something to be endured.
Or is it the "good patient" syndrome.. where good patients don't complain of pain?
I am on a journey to get rid of the "good patient" syndrome within myself. I'm not a drug seeker...not one of those who is "allergic to everything except dilaudid". But I dont think it's my job either to make it easier on the physician by just grimacing and bearing it. *yes, I know the term is grin & bear it, but I think grimace is much more appropo*
Just rambling thoughts after talking to a friend who recently had surgery and is only taking their pain meds at night. And they wonder why they're having such a hard time during the day. Take some tylenol/acetaminohen during the day silly.. it won't make you sleepy and you'll feel so much better. No reason to suffer needlessly.. it doesn't make you a better person or earn more stars in your crown.
At least their doctor gave them good pain control. I've had docs who wouldn't give enough to keep a fly pain-free. :(