Those that have known me for a while, understand that I believe that humor is so important when it comes to living in chronic pain. Humor is just one way in maintaining that upbeat and positive outlook and attitude.
Whenever I am in a sitting position for over 30 minutes, when I first get up, if you can call it getting up, I stumble, I wobble and my first couple of steps you would think I was dead drunk!
When we get together with friends, at first they would say Ron, are you all right, do you need help?.
Now, when that happens, one or two of the other people get up with me and its a contest to see who can wobble the best and who can get to the door the quickest! Its become fun for everyone.
Same with my family. My children are grown, living away, but when we get together and have dinner or something, when they get up, they get up, half bent over, holding on to the chair, etc . but laughing the entire time.
I enjoy that. I have nothing to hide, I am not ashamed of my chronic pain, I will never let it get me down.
When chronic pain looks me in the face, I just smile back at it!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences