WOW, you did have a different Sunday and I am very proud to hear what you did today. You really did accomplish alot in many ways besides what you posted. Oh, its so easy to want to just hide from the world ya know. But we know realistically, we cannot do that,lol.
Its great to hear you have found another pain mgt dr and one that you like and can get along with. Those are two very important needs when needing help for CP. I am very fortunate as well, I could not ask for a better dr than the one I have. He stresses the need for his patients to be able to get up and be mobil, laying in a bed will get us no where and thats not what he wants for a patient. He does procedures but he does not go overboard with those and he believes in proper pain meds to help his patients.
Unless a person has truly experienced chronic pain, they have no clue what it is about. Thats why you have the attitudes from the two there at the house. We were raised in a society that pain is related to an incident, like if I cut my hand with a knife and it hurts and I am bleeding they understand that. But our pain is not visible for another person to see, so they cannot begin the phathom the idea of chronic pain. We have been told we are lazy, stupid, trying to get attention, its all in our heads, to being drug seekers.In reality we are none of those things. Before chronic pain got ahold of us we were really highly motivated and action packed people. We never dreamed in our wildest moments that on some days we would be moving as slow as a snail.
Keep your chin and your attitude and morale. Its already done wonders for you by getting you out of bed on a Sunday. Just remember you cannot give in, you are the one in control her. Hugs, Susie