What do you tell other people to help them understand your in severe chronic pain? It's been a while since I've had this severe neck pain, but people are rolling their eyes at me and telling me to get over myself and deal with it.
I don't complain to many people, but I won't get of the house and do things either and that is what makes them upset. It hurts too much. They don't understand that my spinal cord is permanently damaged and it hurts extremely bad and I have not had any relief since the first day of my injury.
These people tell me that I'm using my pain as an excuse and I need to stop doing this. WTHeck? I'm at my wits end here. Not only do I need to live with this pain, now I have to live with others telling me that I need to get over it. Christmas is coming up and I don't want to spend my time with my family who feels this way. They call me a whimp and tell me I'm lazy. I'm far from being lazy. They keep asking me what medications I take also and I refuse to tell them. It's none of their business. I don't want to be called a drug addict either just because I take pain medicine.
Sometimes I do wish that they would experience what I go through, then maybe they would leave me alone.
Why are people so bitter towards people that have chronic pain? Especially family members. It's bad enough we have to put up with the pain every second of the day.