I think most of us spend a lot of time ignoring or doing something to distract from the pain. If I stop to think about it, I find that I am actually hurting in more areas than I care to admit. My doctor asked me one day "where does it hurt". I replied, "Hold on, I have to think about it'. I feel the pain all the areas that are in significant pain and I would convey these areas to the doctor but if I stop and think about it I have pain in other areas as well. The muscles are sore and tender as though I had just finished working out. I often feel like someone is pushing really hard when they are barely touching me. It is hard constantly fighting pain and when you say something off key like "I have to think about it", people who aren't in constant pain don't understand. I don't talk to many people because of it.
I think it's part of getting used to it. Im always in some kind og pain but i dont focus om it all the time because what would be the point? We accept the pain because life keeps moving. I have been trying a lot of different kinds of medicins trying to find something that help last year and before that i would say that i was painfree when i sat in the couch doing nothing, but i was not. I had just got use to a level of pain that i just wasn't "feeling" it anymore since it was my new normal. I found out because one of the medicins i tried actually lowered that base level a few notches and it was a strange feeling learning i could be in less pain than "pain free". But i think it's part of getting used to it. It's our normal so we don't think about it all the time.
Isn't it SO true how we're constantly having to just accept what seems like higher and higher levels of pain. I think mine must have started at birth, it sure feels like it! I'm new here and already love how everyone acts like one huge family of pains frequent flyer miles. Where has this app been all my life!