One thing I find is that people tend to think my pain isn't real because I don't wear it on my face. I used to, sometimes is be screaming in agony. After 14 years I've learned to hide it. N because I don't want sympathy and because I try to stay positive. Anyone else do this? Almost like you're numb or frozen and just suck it up?
Yes. I've hid it for years. I feel a lot of shape. I am trying to talk about it more without shocking people. I just started seeing a Dr after 20 years. I felt to ashamed and embarrassed of my pain to follow up.
Yes only my immediate family and close friends really know how bad it really is, and I actually just recently started sharing it with them. I’ve always been a strong self reliant person so it was really hard to admit that I’m not able to do hardly anything anymore.
I think we are all very good at hidding pain. I for one hardly realize how much pain I am in sometimes. The last time I went to my pulse and blood persure were so elevated the nurse checked it three times.