F*#kin Pain!

F*#kin Pain!

Safety Speakers

I’m writing this months newsletter at 4am, No I’m not on night shift……I have been awake since 2.30am. I can’t sleep because it feels like my arse is on fire! F*#kin Pain!

I’m in pain.

It hurts and there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it, I’ve tried everything over the last 30 years. Drugs. Legal and illegal, alcohol and self medication, alternative therapies (Massage, acupuncture, hydrotherapy etc) Nothing works.

Apparently it’s called CRPS which stands for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome…. But actually I don’t give a shit what it is called all I know is it hurts.

But I’ve dealt with it for the last 30 years and I guess I’ll live with it for the rest of my life.

But it did make me think that there’s a lot of things that none of us think about before we get hurt. I mean if you asked me before my accident if I’d cope if I was in a wheelchair for the rest of my life I might have said “It would suck but I think I could do it”

But if you asked me “Do you think you could cope in a wheelchair for the rest of your life and 90% of the time your arse and legs will be stinging with horrible nerve pain?”

You might have got a different answer.

Part of the reason I share my story with workplaces is to let people know that getting hurt at work really hurts….. And it will hurt for the rest of your life!

Stay safe Australia.


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