Welcome to the "Chronic Pain" forum!
It looks like several of the members have already given you a warm welcome! Trust me!.... we have the best website "in town", "out of town", and "all around", when it comes to dealing with CP and the members are top notch when you need support. Truly they are!
We are sorry to hear of your long term pain diagnoses, but rest assured!... we will be here for you! This is a wonderful place to come and rant, and or share, when you become over whelmed.
We do have some good reading material that may interest you here on the forum. Take a peek at the "Chronic Pain 101" listed at the top of our forum page. There are some great article's and I'm sure you will find them excellant reading. Also, we always encourage new members to read the forum rules, as they may come in handy someday.
You are always welcome to visit as often as you like, and ask any question you want. While our members are not Dr's, they do have alot of life experience, when dealing with "Chronic Pain", and are always willing to share it.
I, like so many others here understand the frustration of living with CP and it can certianlly wear on a persons demeanor. Hang in there! I think once you get to visiting with the members here, you may learn how to deal with it a bit better,...and of course, we all can use some extra friends. I think you will find that those suffering with CP are sadly the only ones who fully understand.
Again!...we welcome you, and please to keep posting and make yourself right at home!
"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."