phantom pain

Phantom limb sensations can also occur following nerve avulsion or spinal cord injury. Sensations are recorded most frequently following the amputation of an arm or a leg, but may also occur following the removal of a breast or an internal organ. Phantom limb pain is the feeling of pain in an absent limb or a portion of a limb. The pain sensation varies from individual to individual.

I can feel my fingers move. So distinctly that I’ll look, convinced that this time there will be movement. There never is any.

I wake in the middle of night with excruciating pain but i’m not sure where.

When I broke my wrist I felt the break and pain and instead of calling for help right away I went back to bed.

I can close my eyes and remember what it feels like to curl my toes. If I close my eyes and put both hands together I can feel them both moving but know only one is really doing anything.

There are times I’m sure I could just get up and walk. Walk away from all the frustration in this body.

I see the life I’m not giving my kids. The parent I can’t always be. Mom in name only. The suffering of many from the pain one.

My body has the lingering memory of sensuality, incredible strength, dancing frenzy of sweat.

Feelings gone with the nerves.

Phantom pains go far beyond the physical.

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