Pain makes you dumb
Fearing pain makes you stupid
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I was neglecting you because I had a severe ear infection. As I was struggling with it, I noticed some life revelations.
One of which is that pain makes you dumb. It is hard to imagine how hard it is to think when you are in pain. When something is painstakingly telling you all the time, part of your body is not functioning.
I had difficulty putting 2 + 2 together regarding when to take the pills. What time did I take them, how long must it pass until I take a new round, and how much time will it be? Simple math. 4+4 =8. 8+8 = 16.
Nothing fancy. But it took me so damn long and all my remaining brain power. And I do not usually consider myself dumb, but this pain has drained the life juices out of me. And obviously also out of my brain.
It is kind of logical when I think about it now. My body was prioritizing resources. And counting i…
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