Living with Chronic pain is one of the hardest things to do in my opinion. It’s something you have that can’t get rid of and though pain medication can help, if you have a tendency towards addiction it can very quickly become a slippery slope (I am not anti medication just we’ll know yourself and be careful). I also find pain medication can cause my mind to get “hazy” and therefore I’m inclined not to take anything stronger than Advil.
One of the things I’ve realized is you can’t fight chronic pain, it’s a part of life, you just have to accept that it will always be with you. More than that I’ve come to embrace it and when I’m in pain I use it as a reminder that I am alive and despite my pain I have so much to be thankful for. Your whole view on life will change when you come to accept things that you can only do so much to change. In the 12 step programs they say something like “help me change thing I can change and accept things I can’t”. This is a great motto somethings you can change and the things can’t change can remind you of how much you have.
Until we speak again. Keep fighting the monster.
– The Survivor