Crohn's Disease Forum » Support Forum » Partners, Family, Friends & Caregivers » Link to: dealing, i mean "understanding someone with chronic pain"


11-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
staloffn
 
staloffn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: andover, New Jersey

My Support Groups:
Link to: dealing, i mean "understanding someone with chronic pain"

Found this to be a good explanation for people that care for those of us dealing with pain on a constant basis. I know its not easy, my poor wife, but it is appreciated. Think there are some good tips in this.

http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-So...h-Chronic-Pain
05-16-2014, 06:33 AM   #2
nogutsnoglory
Moderator
 
nogutsnoglory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York

My Support Groups:
Excellent article!

This is so true I needed to quote it:

"Understand and respect the chronic pain sufferer's physical limitations. Being able to stand up for ten minutes doesn't necessarily mean that the sufferer can stand up for twenty minutes, or an hour, or give you a repeat performance whenever. Just because the person managed to stand up for thirty minutes yesterday doesn't imply that they will be able to do the same today. With a lot of diseases, a person may exhibit obvious signs of immobility, such as paralysis, or total immobilization due to weakness, etc. With chronic pain however, it is confusing to both the sufferer and the onlooker, and their ability to cope with movement can be like a yo-yo. The sufferer may not know, from day-to-day, how they are going to feel when they wake up, and each day has to be taken as it comes. In many cases, they don't know from minute to minute. That is one of the hardest and most frustrating components of chronic pain."
Reply

Crohn's Disease Forum » Support Forum » Partners, Family, Friends & Caregivers » Link to: dealing, i mean "understanding someone with chronic pain"
Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 AM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com