Now that I have started this blog I get this question a lot! Most people in my life did not know about my chronic pain prior to coming out with this blog. Of course my family and friends from my past knew everything about my chronic pain. They were we me through ten years of hell with me searching for my non-existent cure for chronic pain. They watched me fall down more times than I can count because I was self medicating with either alcohol or anything I thought would take my pain away. They did not need to ask how I put up with being in pain all the time. They just wanted my pain to go away.
Now that I have found a way through the pain, not out of the pain this quote pretty much sums up my answer if anyone were to ask me how I deal with being in pain all the time. I do not have a choice. I have chronic pain and it will probably never go away. My only options are how I handle my pain and the choices I make to manage my pain. Sometimes we have to stop asking the why’s of the “bad” things that happen to us and just find our way to live and manage the “bad” things that happen to us. The fact is we will never have the answers as to why bad things happen to us. Why did I fall off my bike into a stone wall and have brain surgery? Why did I have two miscarriages? Why did I get stuck with chronic pain? I will never know. I will not ask why. Will turn my why’s into what’s. What can I do to find strength? What can I do to manage pain naturally? What can I do to be grateful for all the great things in my life?
I do not have an option about living with chronic pain but I do have tons of options on how I handle and manage the pain. You do too!!