Do you ever find yourself in a position where you are justifying your right to be in pain?
Do you ever feel in addition to explaining you can't do something because of the pain your in, you go further and dive into medical history? Perhaps even into psychiatric or family issues?
I do have a modest social life mostly thanks to my family and the need to feed myself and because I talk to people in waiting rooms. In addition to the causes of my never ending pain I also have an oxygen leash which at times I'm thankful for because I can at least look sick. But, I always have people asking the never ending stream of questions that I've read on other threads offering advice.
I just wonder how hard it is for others to limit how much information they share about their condition. My chronic pain is a snowball of several issues so no one magic solution would work And would potentially make the others worse. It's taken a lot for me to learn to listen say thank you for caring and move on and still like the person. But what do YOU do?