No matter how ready you think you are, you are never ready for intense, acute pain. Never, ever, ever. Pain tolerance is for the chronic kind. With acute pain, you need your mental strength as much for the third wave as for the first.
Between waves, I wonder:
How would others react? Would they cry? Go mad? Stay in the hospital – fruitlessly? Or would they say their own pain is worse?
Is heartbreak worse?This lasts for days max. Heartbreak lasts longer, makes you want to die. At least, when you physically feel like you’re dying, you want to live.