I read the letter about chronic pain, and it being put to normal people to understand. I agreed with some of it. I was found disabled in 2008, and back dated to late 2006. I have had chronic pain at some level, so far back now, I don't even remember being pain free. I have had injections which caused me to go into spasm, when it comes to my spine. I have issues in my neck and lumbar area with ddd and arthiritis. I have myofascial pain all over the stinking place. What doctors I have seen don't want to give you pain medication for pain, because they don't want to deal with possible addictions. So they just let you suffer, and suggest pain management teams that want to do expensive procedures involving injections only. Treatments that might help such as acupuncture, and massage aren't covered by your insurance. So unless you have the money for those treatments, their out.
I had worked since 14, served twice in the military, and never stopped till I was 43. That included having a baby and still doing it all at almost 29. My back, which was first injured when I was 14. What a coincidence. Finally gave out when I was 46 almost 47. I had another baby in 2003. She was a total surprise for all, and at 43, an OMG for my body. She really took what little was left in me out I think. I stopped working when I was 4 months along, and was never able to go back. I have been working a 4 day work week for awhile, before getting pregnant because I just couldn't handle 5 anymore. I had a 45 mile drive to work also, that really made my days long and tiring. I always worked hard, busy, on my feet. I would skip at least 1 break a day.
Now I am home, and my now 7 year old is the only thing that keeps me going. My husband is 10 years older than me, but has been blessed with great genes. He shows and has very little wear and tear for his age. He still works 6 to 7 days a week most of the time. He has no idea what I have gone through, or still go through I a daily basis. He doesn't really know what my limitations are. He is just immune to it all. Well this is all I can write for now.