I thought I might ask this forum if anyone feels the same way I do. I am in a constant annoying nagging but tolerable pain in my back and legs. (the sciatica is off and on) When I am in bed or I have rested I tend to be okay for a few hours of mobility. If I push myself too hard or do too much I wind up in pretty bad pain (probably a 7-8). I haven't been in 10+ pain since the onset of my injury. I am still in pain, I just don't always show it. I don't like people to feel sorry for me!
My problem is everyone around me who sees me when im functional thinks im fine, or that I don't show signs of injury. My boyfriend is with me 24/7 since he works from home but sometimes he is like "you're doing pretty good today" and I constantly have to defend my pain and injury and I find it annoying. Just because im not in debilitating crippled over walking hunched over pain doesn't mean I am 100% fine. I don't know, I tend to overthink things and care too much about what other people think. Does anyone else experience this?