Posts Tagged ‘ dealing with pain ’

JUST FOR SUNDAY: 10/21/12

Oct 21st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Most anything can be endured for a short period of time. Even pain. But stretch it out endlessly and the ability to cope becomes compromised. Aging brings with it the need to find ways to deal with the presence of pain. Medications, both prescribed and over the counter, proliferate as a means of dealing with the incessant attack of pain. The wide variety of meds available on the market today require some understanding of their potential dangers as well. While promising to relieve pain, they also come with side affects that are equally problematic.

Keeping pain at bay is the day by day challenge faced by seniors. Some are manageable, some are not. The more severe forms often create challenges beyond bearing. Among persons I have known and loved



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 10/07/12

Oct 7th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The difficulty in getting up is just deciding to. Lately it has become more difficult to decide. This calls for determination. Aches, pains and assorted discouragements would win the day, if it weren’t for a dollop of determination. One of the maladies of aging is coping with the aches and pains that come with it. OTC ointments, salves, and other essential cure-alls suggest it is quite easy to do away with the attack of the pain monster.

A 30 second commercial offers ready reinforcement for heading off any and all peril of pain, just by popping a pill or rubbing a salve or engaging in some other promised instant remedy. They have been around for centuries. They offer more than they can likely produce.