I think some people in a certain amount of chronic pain start to wonder at some point what they did in a previous life to deserve this. I know I do. Although, I don’t believe in reincarnation as a rule, I find myself with these questions as well. Here are some of my thoughts about my possible previous lives, which could have brought this level of anguish to my current life.
I was a crazed 1950’s beautician. I wound socialite’s curlers way too tight and I tortured housewive's heads with perms from hell.
Perhaps, I was a young widow in the old west and I ended up squandering my late husband’s money on laudanum for my blinding headaches, thus leaving me destitute and turning me into a pickpocket, stealing good people’s money to survive.
I was a tattooed woman in a sideshow carnival, and I shaved my head so I could have it tattooed with horrifying sea creatures. Then small children snuck into the tent to see me and it scared them for life.
Maybe I was a clumsy stewardess who cracked too many people in the head with the overhead bin doors during transatlantic flights on Pan Am.
So if you're suffering from chronic pain, who do you think you could have possibly been in a former life to be tortured like this in the here and now?