I don't like asking for help. Who does? It brings out all those uncomfortable feelings of vulnerability, loss of independence, of being a burden. It requires a level of honesty and trust I have not mastered before. Haven't yet, truth to be told. But I'm getting there, because pain makes sure I get to practice.
I know you -- the heartbroken. I've been there recently, and plenty before. I know you better than you think I do. I know heartbreak as well as I know the taste of the ocean in my tears and the way my breath gets stuck in my heart instead of my throat. I know you'd assume I would say that I wish I didn't.
In a study published this month in Nature Neuroscience, as Science Daily reported, researchers interfered with microglia functioning in male and female mice, and found they could only block pain in male mice. While the study researchers believe that T-cells signal pain in women, they don't yet know how the process works.