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Embarrassing moments with pain

Oct 02, 2017 8:11 PM

I feel really terrible right now. Last night my knees were hurting so bad my boyfriend had to to badically carry me to the bathroom and back because i couldn't walk. I really need money and normally my job because i work at a retail store as a cashier, involves standing and i had to sit in a chair as every customer asked what was wrong with me today. I haf to go home 3 hours early because i was afraid i wouldn't be able to get home if i stayed any longer because i had to drive myself to work myself. I have never had an experienced something like this before. I am having trouble coping with this. I felt so embarrassed.

Oct 02, 2017 8:37 PM

Do not feel embarrassed! Just because you have pain does not make you less of a person or less important than someone else. You just need to find the right kind of work circumstances!!

Oct 03, 2017 11:33 PM

I'm sorry about your pain, I'm also dealing with extreme pain in my knees that is making it hard for me to walk. I have to climb just 3 steps out my room to get to the bathroom.

Oct 08, 2017 6:05 PM

Hey there!

So I basically had the same experience where my boyfriend had to carry me to the bathroom.🤦🏽‍♀️

The funny thing is that he is a bit shorter than me, so I had to get on his back but my legs is so long that it almost touched the ground even though he was carrying me😂 I felt like the shell of a turtle and we were giggling all the way there.

I know this doesn't help but I hope it at least made a laugh a bit. Find joy in the silly things.

Thinking of you! Keep well

Oct 08, 2017 8:53 PM

Thank you for the story. It did make me smile. It is good that we have boyfriends willing to do things for us in time of need. Last night i was in so much pain i couldn't sleel and our apartment had flooded and it took all day for them to suck up the water... i was so exhausted from trying to help move things around and see what is damaged i was crying because of the pain at around 3 or 4 in the morning he got up told me to turn over and gave me a massage and held me. I dont know what i would do without him.

Oct 09, 2017 12:17 PM

I am so happy he looks after you well! You deserve it!

My boyfriend also sometimes rubs my feet (even though he really hates feet) when I go through a lot of pain!

Please don't lift heavy stuff and overwork your body! Take care of yourself❤️

Oct 10, 2017 1:38 AM

Talk to your store manager about getting a tall chair that will allow you to sit at a standing height and use it every day. Even on the good days. Then come up with a true but vague answer to give When people ask what’s wrong. I usually just say “I have a chronic pain condition and the - chair, cane, wheelchair- helps.”

Oct 12, 2017 10:59 AM

I have been using a chair for my knees, but it hurts my back having to reach for the stuff on the counter and mabaging the computer for their payment method. Customers have said that i am lazy for sitting down and they are very inconsiderate of me and much more rude when im in a chair vs standing. So i stand when the chair hurts my back to much and i sit when my knees cant take standing any longer.

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