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Nov 05, 2014 4:04 AM

I like coming here to express my pain because I say nothing to anyone I know (family, husband) because no one really cares anyway. Every one these days has their own set of problems. Glad I can vent here. At least it takes my mind off my pain temporarily .

Nov 05, 2014 7:31 AM

Hey! I know how you feel. At first everyone is concerned but then they stop thinking about it. Thats the issue with prolonged pain, at some point you begin to feel guilty for feeling like this all the time. I hate bringing other people down with my problems. Anytime you want to vent just post. There are so many people on here just like you and me. We are not alone.

Nov 05, 2014 9:44 AM

Thanks, RSDisv, its people just like you who remind me that I am not alone. Guess I will be doing lots of posts until the flare subsides. Hopefully it will

Nov 05, 2014 1:52 PM

It's good to vent as I no how you feel chin up

Nov 05, 2014 3:33 PM

Thanks Garyf. It's nice of people to respond at all! Not use to it. Thanks again. Hope you are doing OK too.

Nov 05, 2014 4:53 PM

Don't hold it in! You have a lot of people here who totally understand, and don't mind listening. We all probably need to vent, and this is the perfect place for it!

Nov 06, 2014 12:58 AM

This is where I come to let it out. Family and spouses just get tired of hearing it, and I don't want t bring anyone down either. No one understands I hurt! Even on all my meds, percocet, neurotin, compound rubs, etc. And I don't know how to vent. I find myself getting angry with my loved ones, I don't mean to! And I feel bad about it, I do apologize.
I'm just frustrated I can't walk, stand more than a few hours before my pain gets going, my knee begins to swell. I will get a TKR but till then as I, my Dr's are buying time because I'm still young 53, and they don't last forever. I can hang in there but I get so depressed, frustrated and this is the only place I can talk. And thank you for listening to me vent.

I hope all this makes sense! Its well after midnight and I've hurt bad all day. Sure the rainy weather is playing a role in this. I heard next week is an artic cold front coming in by Wednesday. I'm thinking pain, and dreading it.

Nov 06, 2014 3:02 PM

Hey emsgirl24, I hear you loud and clear and am happy you can come here to vent too. Sometimes its the only thing we can do since no one else listens. I hear everyone else (family, friends)with their problems and listen and try to sympathize but I guess that's just my personality. I won't even complain to people anymore cause I don't want to burden them and I don't want people feeling sorry for me. This is my problem, my pain. So like I said its nice to come here and let off a bit of steam.
Hope you are doing OK with this cold, rainy weather.

Nov 06, 2014 7:39 PM

its good to let it all out sometimes especially when we know how you feel!!!

Nov 07, 2014 12:14 PM

Thank you for the kind words 😁
Yesterday I felt OK, today I hurt and the swelling has returned. This knee OA is the Pitts. I will see my surgeon Jan 5, sure its new knee time. Looking forward to it...and not, but it will help

Nov 08, 2014 9:42 AM

It' so isolating when you deal with chronic pain. I was angry at first then I felt sorry for my self when my friends and family become tired of my condition. I've decided to stop thinking about the negative and only focus on the positive. Easier said then done, but the more I let go of my anger and pity the better I feel. I allow myself to have a quick cry, but then I'm done. I was a marathon runner and now I see that I'm in a new marathon. What we think and say aloud becomes a pathway in our brain, so I'm creating a new path.... And it's a lot longer than 26.2 miles.

It's takes a lot of courage and strength and I am in much less pain than most of you. Writing how we feel here is a fantastic way to release our feelings and hopefully watch them go away.

Much support to all of you!

Nov 08, 2014 9:45 AM

emsgirl24, don't beat yourself up with being angry with your friends and family. Pain meds make a persistent very irritable, a side effect that is not your fault.

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