After posting i just realized...this situation is so similar to narcotic addiction...which i kicked 8 months ago...no one can relate unless they have been there it seems...such a similar circumstance and i never noticed it until now
i totally relate to this. So glad you posted this.
the really sad part is... everything u said is so true, and what are we to do.. make the decision to live on meds.. and hopefully can control the addicition part or to live in constent pain
So true! Too have quit talking about my pain to my family and others (except all of you)
This is why I love MH so much. I can really vent my feelings with others going thru the samething. I have had Back problems steming back to 1990 when I had my first Back surgery. To this date I have had 5 Back surgerys and have Chronic pain since. My parents seemed to be sympathetic at first but as time wore on, that seemed to change. I know my Mom still cares (dad passed away) about my pain but I know she is tired of hearing it. My children seem oblivious to it. I will share a story:
My youngest Grandaughter is 1 and weighs 38lbs, WOW..Yes, she is big. Well my Son often asks me if I'll watch her and don't get me wrong, I love to watch her but that also means having to pick her up. After my Son returns to get her and I'm hobbling around the room trying to retrieve her things his comment is " Gosh Mom, did you hurt youself" Well, Duh....He should have a clue wouldn't you think?
Anyway, thank you for sharing your story....I'm not lone.
i can relate to u my ex husband think all i want is pain medcation he knew i had back pain chroinic he saw me every morning when i get out of bed it took me a while to get up and yeah somebody told me it is in my mind that always think i got pain well that is true my back is totally mess up and the pain medcation does work wonderful for me so i am going to take it what ever i need to make it better for my back to be relief and i stop talking to people who i love about my pain they just dont understand and nothing we can do about it
oh one more thing i want to share about my 8 year old daughter start to said to me that her back is hurting i think she heard me said that all the time so whoa i guess i have to stop say that often to her or people who i love about me complain of back pain