We palliative care workers are often at a loss to convey adequately to others the simple fact: Intensity of pain can be beyond our imagination.
See this video: Using Morphine to Stay Alive
Zubair had intolerable pain from what had been diagnosed as giant cell tumor. 3 step-wise amputations later, he was in agonising pain – like needles being stabbed into him all the time.
He lost his job.
He lost his home.
He had to send his children to an orphanage.
In 1994 he was started on morphine. He has to take it even now.
But today, he is earning. He works all day, still on morphine.
He brought his children back from the orphanage. They had an education and are grown up men and women now, earning for themselves.
Thank you Ankita Rao and Atish Patel for this visual evidence about the power of pain relief.