Recently I have become more and more concerned that painful moans, groans or screams tgat I let out are affecting my wife and kids. Unfortunately my pain has been increasing and am max doses of most meds, and the latest procedure seems not to be working.... my concern comew from seeing my kids start to panic if they see I am in pain. Of course I try to go away to another room and have always explained that I will be ok, what is wrong with daddy and that it is never ever any fault of theirs that I get sore (eg if it happens when playing a game with them). I tell them that if I am sore that means they can go on the xbox or have a nice drink until I feel ok (advice from psychologist). Nothing seems to help with me feeling awful that it is affecting them and my wife...
Any tips/advice on controling outbursts or coping with my guilty feelings? I know this may sound silly as a lot of it is uncontrollable but all my pain coping 'strategies' dont seem to help all the time. I will be seeing my clinical psychologist again i a couple of weeks but cant stop thinking about my burden on my family at the moment..... dont know what to do.
Thanks for any advice.