Why is it we can have a few hours when the pain calms down for awhile, in my case it will drop to a 5 1/2-6 now & then (usually while my meds are working) & then flare right back up.
Instead of enjoying the low pain (there are no pain free hours for me), I find myself beating myself up for being such a baby the rest of the time. See, this isn't so bad! Suck it up! Other people have it way worse.
Alternate that with fear of the pain surge that always follows after I work for a few hours or run a few errands.
I just carried in a case of water while DH was out. Why? Why do I do that?