I am a wife, mother, Disney addict and TV lover. I suffer from a multitude of invisible disabilities. I enjoy watching TV, blogging, writing and of course spending time with my family at Disneyland.
What is it like to live with chronic pain? Think back to a time when you may have broken a bone, sprained an ankle, or have had surgery. Remember how intense your pain was on the first day? Now think about your recovery time. You may have needed someone to help you. Whether you needed assistance or not, it is safe to say that normal tasks took a little longer and had to be approached differently. Now imagine that you had a setback. Maybe you fell and reinjured your original injury or added a new injury. This puts you back at day one, yet worse because you were still recovering from your previous injury. This is the life of someone in chronic pain. The only difference is that you recovered from your injury and returned to your pain free life. Those of us with chronic pain never heal. We will never experience the relief of waking without pain.