You know you have chronic pain when…

You know you have chronic pain when....png

You know you have chronic pain when…

You have nuanced pain to a variety of levels of intolerable and tolerable, functional and non-functional.

When you wonder if your painkiller is doing anything you know you have chronic pain.png

When you wonder if your painkiller is doing anything or if it would be much worse without it.

Nightly ritual of chronic pain.png

When it is impossible to find that just right comfortable spot to sleep in because the pain settles in shortly after.

I'm also tired when.png

When you are so tired you have no idea what not tired even feels like anymore.

Shhhhh. Be very quiet. I might just find the thought that vanished from my brain. Wait... almost...yeah... no, gone..jpg

When thoughts are whimsical things that do not stay in your brain when you need them.

I am strong I insist. But I am tired, I whisper.png

When you insist you are coping well but really you are so very tired of the pain.

motvationless goo.png

When you have lost the motivation to do things because ‘things’ make it worse.

When leaving the house is a rare adventure in pain.png

When leaving the house is a rare adventure in pain

Do one thing.png

When you do a thing and immediately regret that thing

 

And you have a hard time describing it but this works:

Chronic pain is like riding a bike, if the bike was on fire, you're on fire, everything is on fire and you're in hell.png

 

 

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