Oct 4th 2022 2 min read
I had woken up a few times through the night.
There had been a radiating and excruciating pain in my left toe and it prevented me from returning to my slumber.
I looked at my toe which had the nail torn unconsciously while reading. A bad habit of mine is picking and tearing my nails.
I must admit that I rarely have painful episodes and feel lucky.
I only recall rare incidents like a fall while skiing causing a stretched tendon in my knee. A bout of food poisoning resulted in diarrhea and vomiting. And a sprained neck due to poor sleep position.
My first thought was to cancel my rocking climbing lesson that was to take place this evening.
This would disappoint not only myself who has been looking forward to it as well as my young coach who has put aside his other plans to train me. But one must be considerate and not cancel last minute.
I almost grabbed my mobile to text my coach to cancel but I decided to grab something to eat at this wee hour of the morning before popping in a painkiller.
I have rarely taken painkillers and it should work for me.
Twenty minutes later, the pain was gone! Indeed, medicine is marvelous! It got me thinking about those soldiers and civilians caught in war. When there is injury and intense pain and no medicine is available. My heart goes out to them.
My incident tells me ;
Don’t give in so fast. Do what you can to carry on as planned.
To feel grateful to be in the situation that I am in, with the availability of medicine in Singapore.
Always stay positive because negative thoughts tend to be predominant.