I have been in a lot of pain. It’s no secret. But I am going to keep this to myself to not to scare anyone, but to give you an idea of how painful one can be. I am currently working on a few projects, but I have already had to cancel a few due to health issues. I had a great doctor who listened to me and did what he could to ease my pain. I hope that this is a good thing.
It sounds like you have good health and are taking care of yourself. That’s good. But it’s not good enough, because those of us who are suffering from pain are not the audience for your game. You should be ashamed of yourself.
You must be joking.
No I’m serious. You should be ashamed of yourself. And if you don’t know, then stop writing.
If your health is good enough to play, no one is going to write that you should be ashamed of suffering. What you do with pain is your own business. But if you need to take your pain elsewhere, just don’t. And if you can’t be honest with yourself, then it’s not your job to make that call.
I don’t know how many games I’ve actually played since I have always had pain in my back, shoulders, neck, and head. I’ve also had bad back pain, and back pain that took months to resolve. But that pain is what has led me to write this blog post. I have taken to the internet countless times to share how to manage that pain. That pain, however, is usually only a part of all of our pain.
When people say “that pain” they’re usually talking about some other pain. We talk about a lot of pain in this world, including a lot of the pain that we experience in our childhoods. My pain isn’t just a part of the other pain I talk about; it’s a part of the pain that makes me who I am.
This pain is called PTSD. We’ve all felt it once or twice at some point in our lives. Most people who suffer from PTSD will eventually tell someone about it in order to get a better understanding of its cause and effect. For the most part people who experience it are not diagnosed with PTSD, but they often report that it is the reason they feel like the hell they do.
I am a PTSD sufferer. I was diagnosed in 2001 while I was living in the military in Iraq. I tried to tell other soldiers who had been diagnosed the same way and they all told me I was nuts to. Most of these soldiers I talked to were under the impression that they were just being paranoid because they didn’t really understand what was wrong with them.
I also am a “mentally ill” person. I had a serious head injury and am on disability. I am a student full time and am involved in various groups on campus. I am in a wheelchair with a walking aid. I am a recovering drug addict. I have been prescribed Xanax since 2001 by my doctor, and it has helped me, though it has had many side effects. Also, I am a very competitive person and have been competitive since the early 80s.