In Feast of Love, Greg Kinnear slices the tip of his finger with a knife because he wants to hurt as badly physically as he does emotionally: "I wanted to feel as much pain in my body as I did in my heart." Despite the physical pain, I think it's approximated the worst of my emotional pain or grief only a couple of times. And the emotional kind of heart pain lasts far longer. Given that, who am I to complain about health or disability issues?
My liver enzymes are a little high from pain medicine, no surprise. I need to wean off that. So what happens when the low back issues return? Perspective.