day 9 of the #disabilityninjasphotochallenge is: your pain level!
Now my pain is a difficult thing for non-chronically ill people to understand. And I know that is the same with almost all of us. No one else knows what our pain is like because they haven't experienced it.
I can be at a 11, (according to this chart), and look normal. I have been asked in the ER so many times what my pain is on a scale of 1-10, I have answered and they never believe me, because of how well I tolerate it. For me, most days a 6 to 8. But I still go about my daily activities because I have no choice. Some days, when it's an 11-13, I will have to cancel my appointments because I have too much trouble walking. Today's pain level is about a 7. I had an appt this morning and am now back in bed at 2pm. #iamactually90yearsold#notreally#justchronicallyill