Sometimes I feel like it's not just the physical pain that's breaking me down but the emotional pain. I don't mean the emotional pain caused by chronic pain, I mean things outside of our physical pain that makes our CP worse.
I hope I'm making sense, but those of you who know me, know that I recently lost my little doggie sole mate. I have a new puppy, but xome days the loss of my little buddy still hits me like a ton of bricks. It physically makes me hurt more when I think how he's not here anymore. I love our new little guy, but nothing will take the place of my buddy.
I'm not saying this to bring it to anyone's attention, I only want to say that sometimes we have pain in other parts of our lives that exacerbate the physical pain we have.
There are so many things that it can be: missing our child's rehearsal, not being able to travel with our loved ones or if we do, not being able to participate like we'd like. Or not having loved ones that support us or hiding our pain from our loved ones that think we should be ok by now. Maybe that we tried to make a nice dinner and couldn't quite make it because we couldn't stand long enough. The list is endless.
There are so many different scenarios that could play out that can make us feel bad beyond our physical pain. I'm not sure why I even posted this except that maybe I'm feeling this way tonight. Would you like to share your experiences? Venting is free.