For the past few weeks, as my symptoms return, I find myself wondering how bad the pain really is. I've read tons of posts where people discribe the types of pain they feel. And how they feel mentally or physically. And then I sit here wondering how my pain compares.
I don't mean to make it sound like a competition - my pain is worse than yours. But some days I feel pretty good and wonder if I'm getting better or maybe this is just something to live with. And other days I sit here thinking "I feel like that too" and wonder if I should be out on disability.
I have been doing everything I can to preserve my job. So I rarely take days off even though some days I wake up feeling awful. I've rushed back to work after surgery so I don't give them too much time to think about replacing me. But I wonder if this is right for me.
So today, like many days, I am wondering how do you know if your pain is that bad? Any one have a good answer?