It may seem like an unusual question..but it really goes to the heart of the matter of your experience of pain...
And with pain.
Some Spineys seem to handle pain "better" than others.
That is no indictment of any person who suffers from Chronic and sadly..Acute pain.
The Experience of Survival
I was exposed to someone who suffered from back injurys,Acute and chronic phase were normalised by how they acted and reacted to the pain.
Then..it was my turn to experience in Dec 99 MVA.
Having lived through the initial trauma..my ever analytical mind was working through the pain
Comparing prior experience from past..to how badly I was hurt.
How bad it should\could hurt
The 4 w's
16 odd years later and hving gone through a few things...
That knowledge base has helped me deal with the declining Spinal Health and other issues.
I have learned Patience and tolorance
Two things that really were learned responses.
But there is you..
The Recent Spiney
Still in the Acute phase..where your still being assaulted and battered by the tides.
You have not had the "luxury" ???
Do you have Patience and Tolorance?
Or something else?
Spiney out on the web
The almost signed on..
The fear full
The fear less
Those who are confused by all the abbreviations and distressed by all the world of pain..
Come in from the cold
We are all in this together
As John would say..
Be Gentle with yourself.