I've been thinking lately about fear of pain and I can't say I completely understand it. I talked with my husband about it and he didn't understand what is so scary about it. He said, "It's just pain". I didn't understand that at all but boy did I want to understand it! Here's a guy that has no fear at all about pain, but then, the man never has a headache or back pain or anything like that. He's had some health issues (high cholesterol, a stroke two years ago, etc.) but no fear of any of it and he always has a positive attitude! Personality-wise, he's easygoing, patient, loving, understanding while I'm that typical driven, perfectionistic, people-pleasing type. Then I started thinking......I am a bit of a klutz with a knife; I am always cutting myself. Those little finger cuts hurt like heck...sometimes for days. But I've never been afraid of that pain. Hmmmm. I also get headaches. They are awful and sometimes hang around for 2 or 3 days. It diminishes my ability to do certain things, but I am absolutely and positively not afraid of that pain. So, in short, I am only afraid of some pain, but not all. Why?!!!! Could it be fear of the unknown? I know that cuts will heal and I know headaches come and go. But the pain I am currently dealing with (neuropathy in my feet) is something new that I don't fully understand. Or maybe this is a control issue. Still trying to figure it all out.