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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.