Beyond Just Pain
Chronic pain is so much more than just an occasional aching and hurting. You feel uncomfortable every minute you’re awake. The pain grinds you down minute by minute. You never get used to the torment. You just do your best to deal with it.
Medication is not an option as you seek to control what your pain in some way. However, most helpful medications all have some major side effect. I personally deal with meds that keep me foggy, forgetful, sleepy, and on edge. Anything beyond sleep is a great challenge to many who must take things for at least some relief.
Chronic pain limits most of your life. You can hardly enjoy anything due to how your body feels. Between the pain, drowsiness, and limitations you feel like doing very little. Any moments you do feel alright are very short lived. Sadly, chronic pain is a lifestyle not just a bad day. No matter what you do or don’t do your chronic pain is always a considered. You dell with it from sun up to sun down.
“Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.”