Our expert says:
From my own experiences, I certainly do know what you have been going through. I don't like the idea of frequent Voltaren Injections --- its a drug you can easily take by mouth, so injections are not needed. And if one takes painkillers to the right timetable, knowing how long the pain relief will last, so you can take the next dose before the last one fully wears off, it takes less medicine to keep the pain away than it does to get rid of it it is allowed to become nasty before the medicine arrives.
For some of us, fortunately, the pain does indeed go away. Some of us, myself included have to adjust to living with pain that though it varies in extent, is there all day every day. They need to check whether you may have becom Depressed, which easily happens in circumstances like this, as Depression is a powerful amplifier of physical pain, and treating the dpression can help a lot to lesen the pain.
Yes, anyone with any sense gets frustrated, depressed, and feels helpless. But sensible ones don't ONLY feel such responses --- one works on changing what one can change, and accepting what one can't ; if you can't play sport for a time, you look for other activities or hobbies that can please and occupy you meantime. I find that keeping busy with my work makes a big difference --- the most difficult time was when I was unable to work.
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