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How not to be sad about having chronic pain though.


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Old 10-04-2017, 05:15 PM   #1
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How not to be sad about having chronic pain though.

I have chronic pain for awhile already. It is hard for me to deal with. I try not be sad about it though I just can't ya. I wonder if it will be ok later ya. For those who have chronic pain how do you not be sad about having it. I know it it is something I am sad about it. I don't want to do things I like to do with it. Can anyone give me some advice about it. Thanks.

 
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Re: How not to be sad about having chronic pain though.

Hi - I am sorry you are having so much pain. It sucks. As far a how I try to fight the sadness of facing the rest of my life limited in what I can do and what I can enjoy is to STOP looking at my whole life. I focus on what I can do. I can still work full time. I can still drive my own car. I can still shower and dress myself. I can still grocery shop with one of my adult daughters along, and can cook up a terrific pot roast. I can even go to water aerobics 3-4 times a week to keep my diabetes in check an keep me off insulin.
Do I have to take meds? Yes. Do I have to plan ahead to make sure I don't overdue it? Yes. Does it HURT? YES. But I got up and did it.
I am scared of the future of pain medicine - but TODAY I can just cope the way I know how.
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