Normal pain and discomfort
Living with chronic pain or even discomfort is very difficult, stressful, and challenging. It is an ongoing daily battle, profoundly affecting every aspect of life. It's difficult for most folks living with those conditions to even imagine a life free of pain and anxiety. Too often, chronic pain sufferers develop feelings of fear, hopelessness, and despair thinking about their bleak future, and living with their chronic pain condition for the rest of their lives.
At some point, they all have to dial with and accept changes that deeply affect their life and lifestyle. Change can include selling their house and moving, or having to move due to weather, job or career changes, changes in daily chores and activities, relationships, social interactions, financial, and on occasion, forcibly scaled down to have a more manageable life. Change seems to always accompanies the onset of chronic pain. Change is difficult for most people, but for chronic pain sufferers, it's debilitating.
It is extremely common for chronic pain sufferers to experience anxiety, and develop some degree of depression that can interfere with their daily activities, there sleeping pattern, ability to concentrate, and other areas such as social interaction. It's not that they are selfish, but that they are overwhelmed and consumed by their uncomfortable or painful sensations.
If you live with chronic pain or discomfort, you know how difficult and challenging life can be. There are steps you can take to help yourself and live the best life possible. The alternative is what, to lay down for the rest of your life until you die. That is actually much harder than it seems, and it will probably make you physically and emotionally worse. The human animal needs to remain active and functioning to survive.
I would like to offer a few tips on living with chronic pain and discomfort. As you read this, please keep in mind that I know nothing about your health or your situation.