I have an artificial disc in my neck- had that surgery in 2004. In August 2005 I was rear ended and suffered chronic pain due to herniated disc in L4-5 for two years - had microdisectomy(plus decompression,etc) end of March--I am still having pain everyday, some days worse than others of course. So I have had my share of spinal issues the past 5 years.... Today I was talking to an old friend and she said I was 'feeling sorry for myself' when I told her I still having pain...I feel offended by her callous remarks, am I wrong??
This chronic pain has taken a toll on my life and my family. I am living a half life. and I have told my husband I do not want to live if I have to spend the rest of my life like this.
I used to be a runner and as I got older walked 3- 4 miles a day plus gym and yoga. Since my injury I don't feel like doing any of it much less getting up and cleaning or going to work, etc.
How can people be so oblivious to others pain?? Just becuase I don't have a cast on me dosen't mean it dosen't hurt..
Am I 'feeling sorry for myself' ??? because I have pain.?