That one word says it all, I know this is a repeat and that many before me have said the same thing but maybe it warrents repeating. Our lives are controlled by fear, the pain produces the fear but we all know fear is a ball and chain on our ankle. Fear of walking, can I make it across the parking lot, can I sleep, will I be able to walk, work, or function the next day or that afternoon or night, can I drive home. We stay inside because we don't know when or where it will hit and can we control it when it does. Will the doctors treat you, will they prescribe you the medications you need or cut you off, will you have to go to the ER. Will the ER treat you. Fear of the unkown, where to turn, who to see, what to do what not to do and the list goes on and on.
There is or was a video on the american chronic pain association web site. It is the introductory vidieo and it says it all.
This is nothing new to any of us, however I have seen many posts that seem to dance around the subject, The point of this depressing speach?
You, me, all of us are not alone and we can overcome that fear I know it.
Also I have found that video explanind to others what I was going though and it helped them understand.
NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!!!