21. Don’t be afraid to try more ~alternative~ treatment methods like acupuncture and cupping.
22. Try out a wearable unit for pain, like a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit.
23. Ask other people with chronic pain for advice whenever you can.
“Seriously, I’ve gotten some of my best advice in waiting rooms. Shit I never would have thought of or believed if I hadn’t heard someone else explaining it.”
24. Give yourself permission to ditch the brave “I’m okay” face.
“Don’t try to hide your pain from the world. Part of being strong is being honest and not just pushing through the pain. When it gets to be too much, sometimes you just need to let it out. If you end up crying in the grocery store, so be it. People are usually going to be supportive, and if they are not, then they don’t deserve your time.”