Help me cope with pain
July 12, 2013 8:04 AM Subscribe
I've been in pain every day for four years, despite physiotherapy and prescription pain medicine. How do I feel like it is worth keeping going?
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I have a chronic medical condition that makes me unable to work (and I use a wheelchair.)
The constant grind of pain and fatigue day-in day-out is wearing me out and I sometimes feel as though I am just waiting to die of old age (I'm in my thirties.)
At the moment all that keeps me going is my cats, my wish not to hurt my friends, and the hope that a new, better pain medication will come onto the market in the near future.
Help me stay positive, and find meaning, despite the constant pain.
(Yes, I am seeing a psychologist/counselor. She says I'm definitely not Depressed, just exhausted and frustrated.)