Okay, overall I like older people because they're sometimes more open about meds and health. Just, as a teen lately I've felt frustrated when youth is described as a energetic and easier time. I've never been pain free. Can someone describe it to me? I think if I didn't have pain I'd be social. Instead, I'm socially awkward and so sleep deprived that my class mates think I'm high.
This came up today in another chronic pain group when someone was describing insomnia. They described being a teenager as having energy and vitality. That was their experience, I just don't understand. I don't think about things like sports or dating.
I'm too busy with doctor appointments, med experimentation, trying to stay in school, and trying to figure out whether to apply for disability or get a job that my peers are all more qualified for. Ugh. Why? I'm up right now, at 4am, just since I know I won't sleep anyway.
I've tried asking people without pain what it's like, but they just say "just normal."
If you're up for it, can you briefly describe a pain free life, if you've ever had one.