Archive | July, 2018

About Listening To A Noisy Body

20 Jul

I know pain is a signal, and we´re supposed to listen to it and act on it to stay healthy. But it´s not always that simple.

Imagine a classroom where everybody´s talking and shouting, and you can´t make out a single word of what is being said. I think it´s the same thing with your body: you can´t listen to the signals if there are too many signals. (When that happens, maybe you need a severe teacher who screams “SILENCE”. and then throws in a punishment. I guess that´s what migraine does.)

But even when most of the children in that class are quiet, there are some kids who are always talking. And you´re so used to it that you don´t even realise anymore. Until you walk past someone else´s classroom and notice the perfect silence. That´s what happened to me when I read the sentence “You´re back is not supposed to hurt”. I asked my husband: does you back hurt? He said: no. And I said: you mean, like, never? You don´t feel your back when you get up in the morning or swing your upper body? And he said: no, of course not.

Aha.

Time to start taking the noisy kids seriously.