Friday, December 02, 2011

Pain Free

Several years ago I needed some surgery.  My doctor grudgingly agreed to let me wait several months, until after the AP exam to get it.  I assured her I wasn't in pain and I would call immediately if things got worse before the scheduled appointment.

There never was any pain and  I did manage to wait until the end of May to have the procedure.  Once I had it, I felt like a new person.  I had learned to live with the discomfort and to not think about it, but it was there, bothering me every day and it was only after it was gone that I knew how bad it actually was.

I was reminded of this story as I walked in to Packemin every morning to teach my class.  I never realized the pain I was in daily until it was no longer a part of my life. 

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