I think we can all empathize with you, most if not all of us do or often do feel miserable, and can not do the things we would like to, and we often regret and and feel disappointed that we can not keep up with others! You also mentioned that you are hunched over, I can relate to that, I walk bent over with a cain,( I cannot stand up straight) and with my rather long white beard, well you get the picture! As for advice to handling your chronic pain, well I would suggest that you talk to your Doctor and if he is not able to keep your pain adequately under control then maybe going to a Pain Clinic and seeing a Pain specialist is in order!
Anyway you know the saying misery loves company? Well at least here at this Chronic Pain Forum you can have all the company that you would ever want! That is what makes us like a family here, we do understand what you are going through, and even though we can not heal you, we can listen and support you! And be company to you when you are miserable! So Welcome to this forum! I do hope you will post often and join in our family!
I really am sorry you have pain, but I am glad that you have found us! Again I Welcome You to this forum!
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I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
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