911? I need backup!
Suddenly, there's a giant in your life. His name is not Goliath. This one calls himself Chronic Pain. And he won't go away.
Your pain giant may have been stalking you for months, years, or decades.
Or he may have appeared in the flash of an exploding IED or in the crash of a car accident. Or he may have entered your life during the unexpected onset of an illness. Suddenly, he’s there. Maybe you don’t realize right away how big he is.
Then you look up and he’s blocking out the sun. And you realize that you're going to have to kill him. But all you have is a sling and a handful of pebbles.