painkills2, on October 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm said:
Instead of seeking relief from the constant pain, try seeking pleasure to distract yourself from it. I know it’s hard to feel pleasure when it seems like the pain is all that exists, but remember, there is a fine line between pleasure and pain. All you need to do is find a way across that line to find those precious moments of pleasure. And if you can find enough pleasurable moments every day, you can make it to the next day.
Pain patients often feel guilty for feeling any kind of pleasure, like it means their pain isn’t real. We’ve been called fakers for so long that shame is our constant companion. We should all let go of the shame and find pleasure whenever we can.
Instead of asking, “What will relieve my pain,” ask yourself: “Where can I find some pleasure?”
RSD_Lady, on October 27, 2015 at 1:25 am said:
Do you really think that I don’t try to find distractions that are pleasurable and focus on good things like my 12 year old son who means the world to me? Do you think I purposely focus on the pain? There is no polite way to say this but you must have a couple of screws loose and obviously you do not experience severe debilitating chronic pain because if you did you would never make a remark like the one you posted. The best analogy I can give you is being held as a p.o.w by an enemy force. After they beat you and beat you and beat you you just pray that they kill you so that the suffering will finally end. Put that in your pipe and smoke it like my grandma used to say.
painkills2, on October 27, 2015 at 2:38 am said:
I wasn’t talking to you, I was talking to the pain patient who has no insurance and can’t afford to treat his pain (and is contemplating suicide). I guess it’s not surprising that patients with access to doctors and prescription medications can’t really understand what I’m talking about. Privilege is often blind — put that fact in your pipe and smoke it.
I’m curious, what benefit do you get out of calling me crazy and questioning my pain? Or how I choose to manage it? I don’t know why some pain patients feel compelled to pick on other pain patients, but I’m downright tired of it.
Do you wanna have a contest to see who’s suffered the longest? Who’s done the most research? Who has the most experience? I’ve logged 30 years as an intractable pain patient, how about you?
As a pain patient, you have a right to be angry. But as a human being, you don’t have the right to treat other people like shit.