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A list of things someone doesn’t want to admit on bad pain days.


Things I don’t admit on bad pain days

I’m tired.

  1. “Those of us in daily pain don’t ever get to rest.”

I’m sad.

  1. “Pain is emotionally draining. Everything is much more intense.”

I’m not always positive.

  1. “It’s hard to stay so positive and accepting of my disease.”

I’m confused.

  1. “Sometimes I still think I am capable of things I’m simply not.”

I sometimes want to give up.

  1. “Giving up feels equivalent to being pain-free again.”
Originally published: March 24, 2017
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