We get along, yes. *nods* When you aren't much close to your real family you tend to find people on the internet who takes over as family. *nods*
I'm constantly in pain but eh. You get used to it, I think. My body doesn't know what to do when it's totally out of pain.
You poor thing! (Gentle) granny-hugs.
When I was 22 and a big lurch into the next stage of pain happened, I made the decision only to medicate the pain to tolerable levels, rather than aiming to eliminate it. That way I could save the really good stuff for when I was old.
I am soooo glad I did, because (a) my ability to tolerate pain is pretty phenomenal and (b) now that I really, really need the strong stuff I don't have a body that has built up any resistance to it; so it works.
Do you have trouble with people who do not understand that tolerating constant, chronic pain is exhausting all by itself, so of course you'll get tired more quickly than healthy folk?
Edit: I know some people get it, but far too many don't, particularly those in authority. It's almost as if a lack of empathy is a necessary part of the CV for such jobs.
Post by Shane for Wax on Jan 2, 2012 0:36:59 GMT -5
Yeah, I do. Even my doctors are weirded out by it. My pain tolerance is rather high and I'm actually rather stubborn when I'm in the hospital. I try to wait it out until I can't stand it any more and want to bash my head in with a rock.
For instance right now I'm still in quite a bit of pain. But I'm preventing myself from taking the pain meds I have next to me. I took some normal tylenol to take a bit of the edge off but other than that. :/
And somewhat on topic, transitioning may in fact help some of the stuff especially since I want top surgery. This would save on my back which is where the pain is. So it's a double win for when I do eventually get the surgery.
MaybeNever- Perhaps the solution then is to throw the chihuahua at the bad guy, then pump the shotgun while eating a big slice of cantaloupe. Am fear nach glèidh na h-airm san t-sìth, cha bhi iad aige 'n àm a' chogaidh.