On of the biggest problems about dealing with Chronic Pain
is accepting the fact that it is real. We all hope that after surgery and/or other treatments that the discomfort and pain will go away and we can return to our normal activity.
There are many who have been able to do this, but unfortunately, there are many who have not. Living in pain day in and day out really wears you down both physically and mentally.
For those of us who have been doing this for a very long time, we realize that living a pain free life is really not in our cards. We understand that and just try to move on so we can make the most of life and enjoy it the best we can. Personally, a long time ago, I gave up the notion of living without pain, without restrictions and limitations. It took me a while, but now I think I am better prepared for everything.
Instead of saying I cant do this, I cant do that, I look at ways that I can do those things, just in a modified way.
We need to adapt to a different life style. For some of us thats some minor changes, for others, a bit more. But we can all do it without a doubt. We just have to want to.
Overall, I still believe the physical aspect of chronic pain is easier to deal with than the emotional piece. We seek the medical field to help us with our medical problems, so one not also see the medical field to help us with our emotional problems.
You are never alone while living in chronic pain. This existence has an effect with everyone you come in contact with, especially your immediate family.
I've read so many posts where people say
My life is over, I cant do it anymore
To that I answer
Your former life may be over, so now you can start working on your new life and making the most at of it
We need to think about What we CAN DO and forget about what we CAN NOT DO
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences