Jen: Right?!? I'd so much rather live pain free for less time than in pain for a long time. Quality of life matters.
Me: I'm just going to check the mail; I didn't have chance today.
Not benzo, but eerie.
Also? Can someone explain how I have reached an age where chronic pain is a casual conversation topic? Didn't I just yesterday get held back by my fellow 16 year olds when I tried to offer a beer to our friend's stepfather, an RCMP officer breaking up our bush party? From reckless, drunken fun to "I need protective gear for assembling puzzles; padding for my knees and something for my back when I am leaning over the table for extended periods." Oh yes, spoke by ME, today. TODAY.
Officially old. Demographic marketing successful. Help me change how I think about pain relief. Sigh.