Valerie's Outcome

Pain takes energy

It hurts to be touched

Learning to live with it

I hate to complain, but . . .

We focus on today

We both had depression

Rest and emotions

The whole family in pain

Rest and emotions

The other thing I found to be very important is being aware of getting enough rest, which is an especially hard thing to do after being sick because you feel like there's so many things you want to do but I found if I'm physically tired the pain becomes much more uncontrollable. The other thing I found very, very important is my emotional state. I've noticed when I'm very upset emotionally the pain again tends to be more intense. I don't avoid getting upset. I just try not to stay there very long.

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