Although chronic pain can be, and by definition is, unrelenting; I tell people that I would not give up what I’ve gone through so far. For me, chronic pain is an untamed animal and having it is like taking a journey through a Jack London novel. Alone in a wilderness with a wild animal as your companion, never sure when it will strike you instead of something else. However, the journey is where the learning is; the journey teaches us about God, ourselves, and others. I may not like my pain, but I cannot deny that I am better off with it; certainly wiser.
So what about you? If you could change your situation: would you simply rid yourself of pain, or accept it for what comes with it? Are you wiser because of your suffering?