I have offered to show a doctor or two a convincing demonstration of how much arthritis pain a person can feel by performing simple tasks and activities, like exercising, kneeling, bending, and stair climbing. However they would not give me a framing hammer.
I still do those things but those few doctors who doubted the pain level have not yet experienced bone and/or joint pain for themselves. Much like a doctor who would doubt the level of pain a migraine sufferer feels. Such doctors specialize in the field of medicine called “I am a doctor without empathy and who is too dumb to believe my patients’ description of their pain level because I am, as clinicians describe it, a doofus” I apologize for the overly complicated technical jargon. Even those doctors I have described find it to be quite far beyond the limits of their comprehension.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017
May 20, 2021