I have always been mature well beyond my years and I don't see that changing anytime soon ha ha. My friends say I am the "Mom" of our group because I am the nurturing type and do a lot of chairty type things.
I'll try to share more about
myself soon Sara but I think that what you wrote (especially the bit I'm quoting) is really interesting. I'm 24 and since high school I've literally been called "Dad" more than a handful of times by my circle of friends because I always take it upon myself to look after everyone. I mention this to say that I relate but also because I really think that there's a link between certain personality types and chronic pain (especially if you take psychological pain into consideration). I know this isn't a novel idea but I just see more and more that caregivers (and by extension in some ways, the thinkers--those that are most considerate out of their nature to 'consider' the world around them) often end up in these tough positions. And to make matters worse I have had an extraordinarily difficult time adjusting to being taken care of and losing my own ability to be as much of a caretaker. Have you had any of the same experiences Sara?
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PRN: Ketamine nasal spray
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