Skip to comments.Knee replacement may go poorly for people who think life isnít fair
Posted on 08/24/2014 5:32:17 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
People who tend to blame others for their suffering and think setbacks in their lives are irreparable tend to report more pain after knee replacement surgery, according to a new study.
This is not the first time feelings of personal injustice have been tied to longer recovery times and increased disability after injury, the authors write.
Pain is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by biological, social, and psychological factors, said lead author Esther Yakobov, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at McGill University in Montreal.
Studies conducted with patients who suffer from chronic pain because of an injury demonstrated that individuals who judge their experience as unfair, focus on their losses, and blame others for their painful condition also tend to experience more pain and recover from their injuries slower than individuals who do not, she told Reuters Health by email.
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But DO open up a pain clinic in the area.
Heheh. That’s what all the reefer salesmen are for.
Nothing goes well for whiny-ass, ungrateful malcontents.
Of course life isn’t fair. My drill sergeant used to tell us, “Life Ain’t Fair, But It Can Be Fun.”
My dad used to tell me that "fair is a weather report or a hair color." My grandmother used to say that "fair is a place where you go on rides and eat cotton candy."
Both of them taught me that "fair" was a word that had so many variations of meaning that it had no objective meaning.
Thanks. I think it applies to a certain group all heated up over events in MO. Black Americans will always be losers as long as they cling to a whiny, ungrateful, inappreciative negative attitude.
Black or white, one’s outlook, beliefs, consciousness determines one’ experiences. Encouraging is the most hateful thing you can do to somebody.
Correction: Should read “encouraging IT”.
Also when I referred to black Americans always being losers I was referring to majority or those who are.
Not buying this! I have an acquaintance - a star from the Metopolitan Opera in NYC - who had knee surgery and was in terrible pain. Most dynamic, hard-working man in Show Biz!
Because people who blame others may expect worse pain does not mean that people who accept responsibility for their actions will be pain free.
My personal credo is: Life is not fair, get used to it.
I understand what you meant.
A person’s attitude affects his perception of events. That’s not exactly a new concept!
Mine used to say "life ain't fair you filthy maggots".Yours must have been of the "kinder,gentler",new breed,variety.
Sounds like worthless psychobabble to me.I'm convinced that this world...this life...stinks to high heavens and the only pain I had after my hip replacement was when I tried to do things they told me not to do.
If the feral government wanted true equality they would make everyone get a knee replacement if one person got a knee replacement.
They would just infect everyone with Ebola if one person contracted Ebola.
In fact, between Obama’s DHS Army and Obamacare they are probably trying some of those ideas out right now.
There are no absolutes in human behavior, but but there are trends. A favorite leftist tactic is to take and outlier and parade it around as the norm.
"It is what it is...deal with it and move on."
Not much of a fair study if you ask me.
Perhaps a butthurt clinic...
Reading Job and do know that it rains on the just and the unjust. Depends on how you feel about the rain. Store it, set your potted plants out in it, glad it curls your hair, know when it’s coming from the joint aches so get the umbrella, glad to put away the sunglasses, take pictures of rainbows.
I am 100% convinced that your fortunes are tied to your attitude. People who mope around feeling sorry for themselves tend to have a dark cloud over them.
Not to mention that self-pity makes for poor box office. Instead of feeling sorry for these people, I try to get as far away from them as I can.
Self-pity (along with envy and jealousy) are self-destructive emotions. It ages you faster, makes you miserable to be around and thus causes more health problems. That's why these people really do seem to have more bad things happen to them then others. If you have a "woe is me" attitude about life, it will become a self-fulling prophecy.
Having a positive attitude definitely helps you get through the rough patches that everybody has in life and in my opinion, being happy and positive keeps you healthier and other successful people will want to be around you.
Surround yourself with winners and distance yourself from losers.
Amen to that.
He WAS a bit "New Agey"...however, he would say it while we were beating our faces out of the front-leaning-rest position.
I’m 6 weeks, post-op, on a left knee replacement. It is only slightly more painful than the right knee replacement I had last December.
Attitude surely does affect pain levels and healing, I think. I’m glad mine is over. I am walking 4 blocks a day now. Will soon be up to half a mile......maybe a mile, I don’t know. I’m almost 72 and don’t know how far I should walk. I’ll ask my doctor when I go back in October.
Go get 'em.
Attitude is reality!