Inside the Mind of this Chronic Pain Sufferer
Chronic Pain is RealPatients experiencing chronic pain, fog and fatigue may have a conglomeration of symptoms that make it difficult to pinpoint one solid diagnosis (see Healing from Pain, Mental Fog and Fatigue). As a result, they are an enigma to physicians who don't see their patients getting better, and a frustration to family and friends who assume they're either being lazy, may be faking symptoms, or simply just depressed, because they appear normal on the outside (see Where did my Wife Go?).
Although written stylistic different from my other posts, I wanted to write something through the eyes of my own past experiences when I was at the height not being able to function in day to day activities and did not know that I was a carrier of a genetic mutation that may have triggered these symptoms (See Are You a Mutant?). I wanted to give families living with chronic pain sufferers an inside look into the mind of someone experiencing this ailment. It was meant to give them a better understanding of what they go through every day and perhaps a dialogue can be created to help them along their journey to healing. All my best!