I guess I have read so many posts recently where people talk about how they have had it, cant deal with it anymore, thinking about doing it in, etc
To me, those are the folks that always look at a glass as being half empty, or that they can not overcome this or that, or just plainly look at the negative aspects.
Living with chronic pain can really take its toll. But so many times I have read from new members that they have been dealing with these problems only for a few months and perhaps a year and can not handle it anymore.
Just read through many posts and you will see so many members who have been going through all of this for so many years, 10,15,20,25 or even greater years.
Those are the folks that never give up, they never allow their medical situations to consume their lives.
Yes, it is not easy, especially when you are so new to chronic pain. But what are your options?
1 - Give in, let the pain and discomfort run your life.
2 - Figure out whys to deal with it and still maintain a rewarding life.
It seems so simple. Those that want to, will do and those that dont want to, wont do.
On this site, please remember so many of us are on the same page and we understand.
There isnt one simple method that I could describe that would make things so much easier for ourselves. I can't, I wish I could, but this is something up to every single member here
Live life to its fullest. When you are faced with serious problems, find ways to overcome that. Once we allow ourselves to let our physical pain to rule our lives, that is basically the time when we say, just throw in the towel.
Instead, keep that towel and remind yourself every day as to what it takes to get through the day...
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences