Pema Chodron talks about a mindset in her new book. She says “Just as it is” You experience the thing just as it is. Pain is one of the things we run — hide — avoid experiencing at any cost. You explained this process beautifully.
And then — we can let it go.
I hope your injection does the trick. And don’t worry I’m sure your MD has heard All. The. Words. He works with nurses after all. 😉
Many blessings and healing vibes ♥️