|Upset Business Man|
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only and the statements in this post were problems that I encountered or heard about.
- I understand I had x issue before.
- I can related to your pain.
- You don't look sick or like your in pain.
- They might not treat you the same as they did before.
- Don't understand your problem because you don't look sick or like you are in pain all the time.
- You seem to be coping well.
- They begin asking questions to determine if I am really in pain or if I just don't want to do something that day. It is very rude and it's not their job question me when I tell you I am in pain because when I say I am in pain I really am.
- When my doctor or I tell you that I can't do a particular task due to my limitations don't expect me to come tell you every moment I can't do something. I wouldn't have taken the time to go to the hassle of getting my doctor to say I couldn't do something if I could do it without pain.
- Never lecture me about my pain and my treatment.
- Never encourage me to exercise or do other things to take my mind of the pain.
- Never tell me to just deal with it.
- Don't suggest alternative treatments, you don't really know my condition and you aren't a doctor.
- Accept me for who I am.
- If I seem moody or touchy about talking about my pain, it is because I am. I am trying to live as close to normal of a life as possible.
- I am sure that I have missed some things that you might be hear from those who don't understand what chronic pain suffers go through on a daily basis.