There are times that I am so frustrated with my pain levels that I avoid talking to people close to me (friends, family, etc) because I feel like I drag everyone down. I feel like the pain-free people I know can't really relate and don't want to hear about it anymore.
It's so hard to say "I'm doing ok" when I'm not. I get so tired of feeling like I'm always going on about my pain. I feel like people are tired of hearing about it, even though nobody has said it...they are great out it.
I'm glad I found this forum. It's going to give me a great outlet to discuss this stuff with people going through the same things as I am.