stoic \STOH-ik\, noun:
1. (Capitalized). A member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno holding that one should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity.
2. Hence, one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain, joy or grief.
1. Of or pertaining to the Stoics; resembling the Stoics or their doctrines.
2. Not affected by passion; being or appearing indifferent to pleasure or pain, joy or grief.via Dictionary dot com
Indifferent to pain, I am not.
I think I've sprained my right foot toe. I think the toe got hurt last Thursday when I was stuck in the worst jam of the year. I drive a manual car, the pressure used on operating between the clutch and the accelerator that day might have been too much for my poor toe. How knows? *shrugs*
I only noticed the pain acutely over the weekend. Since Monday, whenever I walk, I limped. And today I was stuck in another traffic jam on the way home as it was raining heavily. As a result, the toe is now swollen a bit.
Yesterday I thought of going to get a masseuse to massage the foot but JC said I shouldn't do that. Not until the pain subsided. Today Mr DJ recommended a Chinese ointment to help ease the pain. It works something like your usual deep heat rub. It does help relief my discomfort.
Su, on the other hand, think I should go see a doctor and get an x-ray done in case the pain was caused by a hairline fracture.
We'll see. If the pain persisted by the weekend, I'll go have it check out next week. In the mean time.... OUCH!