Pain. Many of us have it in some form or another, and sometimes it gets beyond discouraging. That's why I thought it might be a nice idea to compare our pain, to see who experiences what and how we can all relate to each other. To know that someone else understands your pain can be of great encouragement! I'll list a few questions here about pain and then I'll answer them too. 1. What kind of pain do you experience? (Searing pain, dull aches etc.) 2. Where do you experience your pain? (Back, neck, all over etc.) 3. On a scale of one to ten (one being the best, ten being the worst), how would you describe your pain on a daily basis? 4. How do you treat your pain? Here are my answers... 1. My pain varies from day to day. More often than not, the pain is relatively manageable (Praise God!) and I can go about my day. However, as the days progress, I am finding that the more I do, the worse the pain can become. Sometimes it gets to the point where I cannot move too well, and have to stay in bed. 2. Almost daily now, I get pain in my hips. It sometimes is so bad that I move like the tin man without his oil! There has only been one incident where the pain was to the point where I shook, it hurt so much. Thank God, I have yet to experience another day like that. On occasion, I get pain in my neck and shoulders. 3. Hip pain can vary from a 5 to a 10 (10 was that one bad day). Neck and shoulder pain can vary from 2 to 6. 4. For my hips and back, I go the old fashioned route and use a heating pad. For my neck and shoulders, I don't do much for that, since it doesn't happen too often.