I’d woken up from a long snooze, still exhausted and with a headache, when someone I care about joked “You need to go cryogenics and wake up when there’s a cure.”
I’ll tell you more about what I think later, but I want to ask you:
If you could be cryogenically frozen and woken up when there is a cure for fibromyalgia or whatever pain you face, which of the following would you choose?
(A) Freeze me and wake me up when there’s a cure baby!
(B) No thanks, I’ll stay as is
(C) Errr, I’m not sure
Before selecting your answer, I need to establish a couple things.
I am asking you the question on the assumption that you grapple with fibromyalgia or some chronic pain/illness. It doesn’t necessarily have to be physical pain, it can be emotional, which is inarguably equally impacting.
Point is, the pain is impacting your life in some way and you have a grand opportunity to live without it.
Secondly, it would be remiss of me not to remind you that every decision of course carries its own implications. So bear in mind, if you choose A, that is, to be frozen and woken up when there is a cure and you can live pain free, remember, you will more than likely be waking up in a time when all your loved ones are no longer there.
So what would you choose?
For myself, without having to think, the answer is B.
A pain free life and world without the people I love really isn’t pain free.
We all know what family and friends and lovers can be like sometimes. And we sometimes joke that we ‘…can’t live with them…’
But it is true. The people we love and who love us back add something extraordinary to our lives.
I realised the question underpinning the multiple choice question I asked you is What makes my life worthwhile?
It is love. Even with pain… it is love. The people I love and those who love me. And that is what drives my determination to keep fighting on.
It’s just something for your consideration.
The painful days are tough, but here’s a good enough reason to plod on with cheer.
Gentle hugs 🙂