I am new here on the advice of a counselor I just started seeing. I have TMJ disorder witch is a jaw problem. I dwelt with Chronic pain for about
10 years because of it from the age of about
12 to 22 when after a surgery and lots of chiropractic work I finely didn't hurt every single day. I am however apparently still dealing with the mental affects of the pain and have been in a deep depression for several years now made worse by the fact the I finely was able to finish collage and now can't find a job in my field of solar/green energy. My counselor said chronic pain causes you to get stuck in this loop of hopelessness and I think she is right because I feel like nothing I can do will make a difference and I am just screwed.
I thought I was done dealing with my chronic pain and now I find out that even after its gone I still have to deal with the affects of it. I thought I won but now I feel like I just had to go into a 4 year overtime and didn't know it.
I'm not sure what I hope to get out of posting here but maybe someone else has had to deal with this too and can tell my I'm not crazy at least.
Thanks for listening.