You Don't Acknowledge Your Pain

Pain is good. It tells us that something is wrong with our physical being and therefore should do something about it. Without pain to tell us that we have a physical problem we would not survive very long.
Six weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating back pain, severe enough to wake up my wife to have her take me to the emergency room. They took an X-ray from the front and sent me home with a prescription for pain. The pills did very little and the next evening the pain came back worse than the night before. So back to the emergency room. This time they took an ultra-sound when the Abdominal Aorta Anerism (Triple A) was discovered. Needless to say I underwent emergency surgery that same night and spent the next 14 days in the hospital. If I had ignored the pain and just taken more pills, and it had burst, I probably wouldn't be Posting now.