My journey started about 3 years ago. I one day woke up and was really sore and thought that maybe I just slept wrong as the week progressed my pain in my back and my right leg was hurting so bad that I couldn't even get out of bed. I still to this day do not know what happened or what triggered my pain but during my three-year Journey I saw a pain management doctor who has done 3 epidural steroid injections, 2 nerve blocks, and 2 nerve ablation. I then lost my insurance do to the wonderful Oil Business where my husband lost his job due to cutbacks so therefore we lost our insurance so I had to be put on State Insurance. Also I had to locate a new pain management doctor since my current pain management doctor at the time no longer accepted my new insurance. So I was referred to a different pain management doctor who I only saw for 2 months because he had no intention on giving me a treatment plan all he wanted to do was give me 10 milligram Norco and send me on my way needless to say I only saw this doctor for 2 months and begged my primary care doctor to find me a new doctor Who will try to fix me not just feed me pills. So after finding a new doctor he went ahead and did another epidural injection but this one was different from the previous one I had and to no avail this did not work. So he decided that the best treatment plan for me is to see a neurosurgeon I am now waiting to have an EMG done on my lower back in The L4, L5 and S1 the EMG also includes both of my legs. Through all the pain that I have been suffering I have still had the duties of being a wife and a mother of three beautiful girls. But what I I'm struggling with is that my family does not understand the pain that I go through daily. My father-in-law is now experiencing numbness in his right hand which wakes him up everyday in pain and now all of a sudden he is griping about how much he hurts and how much this pain is disrupting his life but at the same time he makes me feel as if the pain I have been going through for 3 years is nowhere near the pain he is enduring now. I just wish people in my family would understand how hard it is for me just to even get out of bed daily. I don't want them to treat me differently I just want some compassion and understanding I know people say that no one will understand the pain that people who suffer from chronic pain daily these people will never understand unless they go through it themselves. Do any of you have the same issue?