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I am tired of being so alone...

Jun 04, 2017 3:06 PM

Is there anyone out there around my age (27) who suffers with severe chronic pain and yet is basically ready to move on with life? I have been through a close to 15 year long journey of recovery and acceptance and could really use a friend with the kind of attitude that will enhance the progress that I have made. For most of my journey I stayed away from support groups and message boards because they always make me feel worse - and learning to focus on the positive, things that make me happy and not dwelling on the pain is what made me well enough to still pursue my goals and ambitions. My life is no longer controlled by the pain and I don't take prescription drugs anymore - but the mental and emotional methods I developed to cope with the physical pain has unfortunately made me very isolated. I don't fit in anywhere - old friends want nothing to do with me and I can't make 'normal' new friends that do not understand what it means to be in pain. I don't want to lie and pretend that I am okay - or be around false optimism - but at the same time I can't be around people that are so wrapped up in the pain and the chronic pain lifestyle there is no room for joy and intelligent conversation. I seem to be on a certain kind of lonely path - and the kind of friend I want to walk with is so rare it feels like they don't even exist.

Jun 04, 2017 4:59 PM

I'm sorry what your going though. I hope you find someone that matches what you are looking for.

Untill then... I'm not 27ish. More 50ish. I'm here if you want to talk or vent or socialize as you look for the friend you want. Just PM me. If you don't want too that's fine as well. Praying for you and blessings 😀😆😀

Jun 04, 2017 5:47 PM

Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and respond. I always have more in common with older age groups and although someone close to my age would be really nice I do appreciate anyone willing to listen :)

Jun 05, 2017 6:38 AM

I have some pain pills which can be of help. Would you like to purchase some?

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