Today’s phrase that pays has been, “the pain is worth the gain.” This is a foreign concept to someone who has had minimal treatment for hemophilia and therefore interprets all pain as bad. Pain to Elton signifies an internal bleed, which inevitably leads to rest and inactivity. He is learning however that exercise involves a “good” form of pain that is necessary for his muscles and joints.
This afternoon was Elton’s hardest rehab session thus far. Furthermore, Elton discovered that his pain killers were the cause of some fierce migraine headaches. He has since downgraded to Tylenol, which is working much better. Please pray that Elton doesn’t lose heart as he encounters some of these challenges.