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Chronic pain...I wish she wouldn't, it'd be so much easier to help her if she weren't always trying to be "normal" :-/

We try to seem as “normal” as possible

Chronic Pain patients tend to minimize their pain. pain *i don't really care about seeming normal. i just don't want my family to know how bad it is, because there is nothing they can do. no reason to make them feel bad too.

Life with Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Illness. O how I wish people understood when you cant do something because you're in more pain then they can see.

noonegetsflowersforchronicpain | life with chronic pain

pots/dysautonomia/autoimmune disease/invisible illness/chronic illness - & don't miss out endometriosis!

The Long Term Effects of Chronic Pain: A short and sweet, printable explanation of what even minor untreated chronic pain can do to a person. It can rewire the brain and make it difficult to process even mildly disruptive daily events, just for starters. If you need a quick way for others understand how unhealthy untreated chronic pain is, here's your one.

The Long Term Effects of Chronic Pain

What many people don't understand is that pain itself can cause harmful side effects and can affect concentration and mental clarity just as profoundly as any drug. Scott Strassels, College of Pharmacy

“It’s not true that life is painful, or that it’s painful to think about life. What’s true is that our pain is grave and serious only when we pretend it is. If we let it be, it will leave just as it came, it will die down the way it grew up. Everything is nothing, our pain included.”  — Fernando Pessoa

Living with chronic pain . I have been forever changed by you.-- I wanna get this as a tattoo