I stopped returning phone calls. I stopped returning invitations. I stopped all forms of communications with friends and family. Chronic pain seems to do these things. This continued for two years. I then had a crisis, a turning point. A friend passed away from a self afflicted gunshot wound. He was also a paramedic, and like myself had been injured without repair.. I had worked and taught ems with him. If any of you are isolating yourself, it may be time for a heart to heart with your therapist.