I’m very tired of chronic pain patients judging each other, rating their pain according to their medical condition, using the McGill Pain Scale to say their pain is the worst. Comparing their pain to other’s, as if that even makes sense.
Because, as the song says, you don’t know. Even if you also suffer from chronic pain, you still don’t know how I feel. No one knows all the roads other pain patients have traveled, or the depths of despair each person has experienced. Stop judging. I mean it.
Listen to Kesha’s voice. She’ll tell you. Every person’s pain and grief is different, even if some of it is the same.
Thank you, Kesha and Lady Gaga — you’re both very brave and awesome women.