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What does ur "Pain Monster" look like?

Aug 20, 2016 5:47 AM

This is my pain monster... πŸͺI dont hate her... shes part of me! 🐫She brings with her the 'ugly' truth of chronic pain... πŸ€—i learn to accept her, all the same! 😚

Aug 20, 2016 5:49 AM

Shes visiting me this weekend... the fight is on, bitch! πŸͺ

Aug 20, 2016 10:34 AM

Don't worry Lulabel, I'll punch the shit out of her for you 🐫 Nobody is going to cause my peeps
more pain. Hang in there toots, I'm gonna start swimming... LOL!!!πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

Aug 21, 2016 1:02 AM

, Feeling it today, already slept 11 hours and feel worse

Aug 21, 2016 2:27 AM

Gentle hugs Newty...πŸ€—
😲 ur monster looks like he bites! Sending u good karma ⚘

Aug 21, 2016 4:27 AM

Newty, that's a morphed spider monster! RUN!!! 😲 Lol. I'm an Aracnaphobic. I don't think I've ever slept over 10 hours except twice; once with the flu I slept 3 days, only getting up to potty; the other when 3 wisdom teeth were cut out and I slept a week, just waking to potty and sip on liquids. I hope your day improves at least a little. Hugs love & prayers! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 23, 2016 8:35 AM

Is this my pain monster? Just came out of box like that. Or did it do it itself?πŸ˜‰ Gx

Aug 23, 2016 8:44 AM

@Lulabel: What a beautiful drawing! Have you made it yourself?

Aug 23, 2016 10:41 AM

Its a manga drawing my son found... he said its perfect for me! So getting he tattooed on my thigh... soon as ive saved up for her! I have also started a painting copy in really big!... will take me a while but will post her when shes done πŸ€—

Aug 23, 2016 12:35 PM

this is mine, it's from a children's book about trantrums that i used to read to my kids. I remember it and it shows perfectly how it takes control when comes out!

Aug 23, 2016 3:25 PM

Lulabel, I wanna see that ink after you get it!!!πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜πŸ«

Aug 23, 2016 4:02 PM

Lulabel, me too :)

Aug 24, 2016 2:04 AM

Saving my pennies as we speak! Hehe x

Aug 24, 2016 2:06 AM

@mamish thats a cool monster... does he come out to play often? Cheeky monkey!

Aug 24, 2016 3:30 AM

LOL.... "Cheeky" (I just love that). Pretty soon I'm going to be walking round talking like a proper Brit!! πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ€—

Aug 24, 2016 6:28 PM

This is me

Aug 25, 2016 1:52 PM

πŸ€—i feel u laalaa πŸ˜™

Sep 04, 2016 7:11 PM

I want to thank you for the inspiration Lulabel. In fact, I'm going to give this a try in the form of therapy. I've never given it thought before as to what my pain might look like - were I to give it shape or color. Thanks again. ☺

Sep 05, 2016 1:25 AM

Hi Katie... ⚘
πŸ€—when u find out what ur pain monster looks like...πŸ€” it becomes much easier to learn how to defeat him πŸ€—... and we'd love to see a picture 😚 when ur ready to share sweetpea πŸ€—

Daniel...πŸ€— another great article! And ur dude has accessories too! Genius 😚

Sep 05, 2016 2:19 AM

Well you definitely have my attention Lulabel! To be completely honest here though, I have to say that I'm more than just a little shy πŸ₯πŸ”πŸ¨πŸ™, but if you can be patient, I think I can do something with this. And btw, I really loved yours! And without realizing it, you just inspired me yet again. You get so into the habit of being at the mercy of this damned pain that the thought of fighting back barely even occurs to you anymore. So thanks for that too! Okay, time to get the old art supplies out ☺!

Sep 05, 2016 3:51 AM

Oh Katie... 🌹
U made my day angel πŸ€—
Sometimes the smallest gestures bring the greatest joy... πŸ˜„i am so honoured to be ur inspiration for the day 😚

Sep 05, 2016 5:17 AM

Ok it's looks like a gruffalo!

Sep 28, 2016 4:05 PM

Idk what a pain monster is but here's one of my last drawings on colored prismacolor pencil only and micron pen (.5 or .3) before I couldn't draw anymore-it's called "visceral condemnation"

Sep 28, 2016 4:21 PM

Stunning pencil drawing ElleDollface..

Feeling like the foot from monty Python dropped on me today ... That's today's pick for me.

Sep 28, 2016 4:29 PM

Powerful work, doll face.✏️

Sep 28, 2016 4:54 PM

Thank you guys! It took about a month but it's when I found out I needed ANOTHER surgery and it just made sense to me. :) πŸ™πŸ€˜πŸ»β€οΈπŸ˜·

Sep 28, 2016 6:17 PM

I can't draw but found this.. It fits me right now..

Oct 18, 2016 5:28 PM

I haven't been able to draw one yet but I think it would be something like this but with horns, thorns and spikes everywhere 😒

Oct 19, 2016 8:47 AM

One of my last drawings, not done yet because of my darn fingers.. I'm on my knees, hurting, depressed, scared.. and skinny. I don't feel hunger when flare ups comes along, so I loose too much weight.

ElleDollface: What a beautiful drawing. It made me cry.

Lulabel: What a great idea! A tattoo with a powerful message!!

Gentle hugs to you all! 🌹❀️🌹❀️

Oct 19, 2016 5:02 PM

This is how I see my pain monster.... I think I have more then one tho....

Oct 19, 2016 5:03 PM

This one fits my feelings daily....

Oct 19, 2016 5:54 PM

Today I went to fill in the pain chart and thought I might as well color me red from head to toe.

Oct 20, 2016 7:20 AM

@mimikay awwwww hugz ur face hope today's better

Oct 27, 2016 6:05 PM

Mimikay I now exactly how you feel. Gentle hugs and positive thoughts πŸŒΌπŸ’œπŸŒΌπŸ€—

Oct 27, 2016 7:54 PM

I have absolutely NO clue in hell how to figure out what my pain monster looks like.. all I know is that most of the time, I'd like to punch the bitch in the throat.. LOL!!πŸ’•

Oct 28, 2016 6:45 AM

Bahaha,Alwayz as usual you made me laugh so hard I cried! That is the way I feel today! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Did a lot of baking yesterday for the band bake sale at the last my Son's last football game of the season and I am paying for it dearly today, and I even had a chair to sit down in! But since it was my daughter's first day playing with the band at the football game I walked over to the other side and and did the momma thing and snapped some pictures!😊 The 7 the grader's won thier game YAY! But my Son's team lost and had several injuries one of the injuries required the player to go to the hospital and get stitches on his hand. They had a great season even with 4 losses and 5 wins. Either way I'm proud of both my kids.

Oct 28, 2016 7:38 AM

Sjogrenspain77 I'm glad I could make you laugh.. I don't want you to laugh until you cry, I want to get the trophy for making you wet your pants!!! LMFAO!!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

Oct 28, 2016 7:49 AM

Thats not gonna be hard! 🐫

Oct 28, 2016 1:30 PM

Well if it makes you feel any better I did a spit take when I read that because I had coffee in my mouth and couldn't resist laughing so hard!

Oct 29, 2016 2:15 AM

There ya go Sjrogrenspain77.. there's hope for me yet!! LMAO!! πŸ’•πŸ˜œπŸ«πŸ˜‰πŸ€—

Oct 29, 2016 2:57 AM

Not my personal drawing but it very much reminds me of my pain monster.

Oct 29, 2016 3:05 PM

Thats very real to me too... πŸ€—stunning in its twisted way LMF🌹 .....thanQ for sharing sweetie😚

Oct 29, 2016 4:55 PM

The nerve pain is real

Oct 29, 2016 11:46 PM

Yes, Mknight, it does. Like a demon in my body. I read that I must accept it as a part of me, but I think that is just a horrible thing. It just has taken me over like your picture!

Oct 30, 2016 1:21 AM

MKnight, I have JUST recently gotten an image of my pain monster in my head and I have to say, it was similar in many ways to your picture. Although mine had tendrils that attached to my body making me a marionette and moving in odd ways and spasming and twitching from the pain. I'll find something online or I'll draw it eventually and post it for everyone to see. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Oct 30, 2016 4:59 AM

My pain monster, for right now I got him bound n gagged in basement....

Nov 01, 2016 12:52 PM

I haven't drawn my pain monster yet, I've just now read this thread, but I did write a poem about the pain I get with ME for my English Literature degree.

Nov 07, 2016 5:44 AM

This is something that I actually posted on Facebook a year ago and it was pretty apt then as it is now for both my pain and my anxiety!!!

Dec 08, 2016 4:52 AM

I really love this thread. I feel the fellowship in these images as I am unable to sleep and waiting on meds. I've weened myself off of all but one "as needed" Rx, but a storm front moved in for the week, so it's in play. KUDOS for all the wonderfully expressive images, and especially those done by members. They all spoke to my suffering tonight and gave me a feeling of kinship though I am new here. My local support cluster since 2004 has gradually dispersed over the last year to ailing parents in other states, divorces, cancer, and job changes, so I've been roughing it on my own for a few months. The heartfelt sharing here on pain monsters has called to mind a drawing I did in 2005 that I will dig out and post depicting of how I feel embodied by my pain monster. I'll put it up with one of my battle poems/lyrics for wretched days. Bless you all. xoxo

Dec 08, 2016 6:24 PM

I become "Scrapper" embodied with my pain monster, clawing my way up the eroding walls of self worth, clinging to sanity, and enduring the agony to keep from drowning in a pool of suicidal idiation. Pain Monster is not seperate, he is part of me.

Dec 08, 2016 6:53 PM

Wow Daniel did you draw that? Illustrative. I love this site!

Dec 08, 2016 6:55 PM

I like you all working so hard to describe/illustrate your pain monsters. I will work on visualizing mine. Show you soon.

Dec 09, 2016 10:08 AM

One of mine looks exactly like my ex... Oh wait, It IS my ex!!!!!

I tried to include a photo, but her painful uglyness keeps breaking my cameras and any electronic devices that tries to capture any essense of her. Truly painful uglyness!

Dec 09, 2016 10:07 PM

Here's a super sloppy drawing of what mine feels like today

Dec 09, 2016 10:08 PM

Photo didn't attatch

Dec 10, 2016 8:18 AM

Unlisted... that's hysterical!!!πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Jan 04, 2017 2:31 PM

This is how my pain monster would look. I am visualize ingredients shrinking him to nothing

Jan 04, 2017 2:32 PM

Well auto correct just keeps jumping in.

Jan 04, 2017 2:33 PM

I am now visualizing shrinking auto correct to nothing.

Jan 04, 2017 2:37 PM

That sounds like a great idea Tamtoad.....I'll have to see if I can find ways of shrinking mine, preferably without taking more meds tho but I can't see that happening!!!

Jan 07, 2017 2:59 PM

Found this.... If only I could find one peeling off the skin of the victim and pulling apart the muscles and sucking the life and heart out.... It'd be closer to accuracy....

Jan 23, 2017 1:41 PM

Phoenix Rising, good image, but your description is spot on!! I'm in the ravages of it with you just now and hope today brings us all at least a few good hours of relief, and tomorrow even more. We are lovable and valuable even in pain.πŸ’–πŸ’

Mar 15, 2017 1:25 PM

Mine looks something like this....

Mar 17, 2017 1:11 PM

And I am stuck in the grip of it

Mar 25, 2017 1:52 PM

I am looking to get a pain monster tattoo, would anyone be interested in designing me one? You can personal message me?

Mar 26, 2017 9:37 AM

For migraine sufferers.

Mar 26, 2017 9:39 AM

My pain monster, he's with me every day. His name is Viscous.

Mar 28, 2017 1:27 PM

This is my demon, if he has a name I do not yet know what it is. I never finished drawing rest of the scene so what is missing from this visual is the monster fire branding me.

Apr 02, 2017 3:47 PM

I don't actually know what my pain looks like but I have named it my Dark Passenger just like Dexter calls his homicidal craving...

Apr 09, 2017 7:17 PM

I never really thought about naming my monsters; and I can't draw. But, mine is from within. I feel as if someone has wraped dental floss with barbed wire and flossing my spine along with having metal claws driving them in opposiye directions...okay enough, you get the idea..I hurt...

Apr 10, 2017 2:34 PM

This is a watercolor painting I did about my pain

Apr 11, 2017 7:03 AM

This is what mine looks like

Apr 11, 2017 10:06 AM

Amazing TaylorJoann! I just realized that is on wood...and watercolor too! It's beautiful!

May 13, 2017 8:38 AM

Mine is Taz, spinning all throughout my muscles & joints β˜‡

May 13, 2017 1:44 PM

I want a T-shirt of the Taz...too funny!

May 13, 2017 2:40 PM

Some days like this...

May 13, 2017 2:40 PM

Others like this...

Dec 02, 2017 4:33 PM

Chiari headache exactly

Jan 08, 2018 2:21 PM

Beautiful stuff... I'm inspired. :)

Jan 09, 2018 10:31 PM

I feel like i am beinging attacked by something no one can see.

Jun 16, 2018 11:13 PM

I don’t know what mine would look like but I’m pretty sure will be pretty creepy because I’m in pain 24 hours a day seven days a week it’s either my foot my back right now also my neck they still can’t figure out Wyatt is in so much what’s going on they still won’t let me get an x-ray for my neck even though my neck is been hurting for over year now almost to set up my monster would be pretty spooky

Oct 07, 2018 10:45 AM

I suffered endometriosis in my earlier years. Came across this a few days ago, and because so many here are familiar...

Nov 13, 2018 5:23 AM

Such good descriptions of pain!

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