Been in pain now for 4 years now, the "expereinced" peopel out there said you'll get used to it. They were right, listen to them. I won't write a book here, just that they were are right. I now live with a constant 5-6 and it is now "normal for me. Where 2 years ago I was house bound walking with a cane ,afraid to go anywhere, in the ER every month now I am almost ready to start looking or a job again, can walk without a cane and am no longer afraid of leaving the house. I know my limitations, when to take my meds, know when to stop. Basically I can function again and I guess I am starting to accept my condition and as has been told to me many times on this site focus on what I CAN DO and not what I can't.
Listen to them, they really do know what they are talking about.