“Chronic pain is a world unto itself. The simple things in life are no longer simple. In fact, life itself is no longer simple. Pain moves from being an unwanted, occasional guest intruding in one’s life to being the driving force behind nearly all decisions. Daily choices are governed by the need to survive mentally, physically, and emotionally from day to day. Ordinary life becomes a battlefield.”
i have no idea where this came from, but it is so, so accurate.