Sunday, May 1, 2011

Outer reflections of our pain inside part 1

What happens in spring that makes everything come alive? Is it the warmer weather, the longer days of sunshine? I guess I mean what makes us as Human beings become more alive, all winter long I saw people go about their business and yet they all looked like they were numb to the world. Once spring hits you see people smiling, walking around greeting each other like life is beautiful. I know right now you are wondering how is he going to tie this to his blog post, well I believe they suffer from seasonal neuropathy. Is this a real disease, no but what it has done is cause a numbing of their emotions to the winter season and they all seem to draw inwards.
We as Diabetics with Neuropathy can have a similar condition, except ours is not controlled by a season. We do not need winter to appear to feel numb; Neuropathy can make us go numb at any point of a day. Our lack of feeling can cause us much pain should something happen that we are unaware of. We also have this emotional numbness at times; some may call it depression, numbness, apathy.  We deal with so much pain and other irritants that sometimes we just shut down completely and do not want to speak to the outside world.

I went on a church outing with my son a few weeks ago and while we were out I apparently hit something very sharp with my left leg. One of the guys asked me how my pants leg got ripped and then said the words I dread to hear “Are you bleeding?” Wonderful Neuropathy numbing strikes again; I never knew I got cut let alone the fact that I was bleeding and enough to stain the color of my jeans. So I am curious to find out what you all believe Pain vs. Numbness from the Neuropathy which is better?

Send me a response let me know what you feel. I am really interested how everyone feels about this. Do you feel the pain of Diabetic neuropathy is better to have than the numbness?