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

Valerie's Outcome

During periods of intense pain, Valerie also suffers emotionally. Although she values the support of her family, the struggle to live with her pain can cause her to snap at them Ü a reaction that saddens her. But after two and a half years, Valerie appreciates having a good prognosis and values the preciousness of each day.

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