I have had chronic pain since I was about 10. I am now 17 but it often feels like I'm 70. It's hard for me to believe that there is any such thing as a "healthy person" I always have dealt with health issues whether mental or physical and most people I've met have had mental problems or it has just never come up. Sometimes I catch myself talking about my pain and wondering if I'm just being dramatic. Can anyone else relate?
That's how I have been dealing with my pain too. The doctors keep telling me to move but some days there is just no way that is happening. I feel like people don't believe that I hurt and it is hard to move or even put my socks and shoes on being 26 years old. You are strong for keeping g it together for 7 years.
Don't think you are ever annoying someone talking about your pain. I have learned that the people that love you and appreciate you are the best people to tell about your pain. I tell people around me how I feel visually, it helps them understand better. Today I told my wife I feel that I have a burning for being shove through my funny Bone all the way to my hand. It helped her understand how intense my pain is getting.
The field trip was alright. Unfortunately I'm still in high school and being hounded about my attendance so I still had to come. Luckily it's mostly just sitting and then walking between classes. We have a school clinic but I've gone down there so often for pain killers the lady keeps giving me funny looks like she thinks I'm an addict or something.