Well, try living my agenda for nearly 9 years now, and tell me how it would make you feel? I have been dealing with continuous severe pain since July 5, 2010. Coming up on the 7 year mark. The average person can neither comprehend or perhaps, even believe that's possible (except those in chronic pain life styles).
If my eyes are open (awake), then I am hurting badly, if my eyes are closed (sleeping) then I am tormented by painful and hideous nightmares. Choice A or Choice B? It's the old "do you want to be shot or stabbed" question.
David--You are right. I have no experience with chronic pain, and acute pain has never been more than briefly Level 5 on a 1-10 scale. Doubtless, posting here about
your pain and medical misadventures provides some small measure of relief and support. Take care.