Wisewoman (wisewoman) wrote in talkideas,

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What I'm thinking about today...what's the deal with pain?

I know, it's supposed to act as a warning system to the body that something is not right, but too often the pain is related to something that cannot be changed or fixed, and becomes a chronic problem.

Why would we evolve something like that? Why didn't we evolve some sort of cut-off, like 48 hours? If the pain hasn't been attended to in 48 hours, it's done it's duty as a warning and it just stops?

A woman I work with doesn't feel pain. It's rare, but it does occur in some people. She gave birth to three children with no labor pains. She's now approaching 60, and having lived without pain doesn't seem to have done her any particular harm.

What do you think?
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