I've been in pain for several years. The pain has made me live my life differently.
It's affected my social life, my day to day life and getting little things done at home. It affected my family and my relationship with them.
It's affected me doing any physical activities. I used to run, do yoga, bootcamp classes, kayak, hike, you name it. Now, I have to admit that i do nothing. And part of it is mental. It's made me not want to do these things anymore because I feel changed from the inside and not able to handle them anymore.
I've managed to talk to a few friends who get it I think. And I managed to find this website. But it's not easy to stay positive when the pain is there day in and day out.
How are you affected and what do you do to help?