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  • I’m still trying to figure out how to use this site. My pain has been increased lately. I’m having a hard time getting things done around the house. The mess bothers me a lot. Doesn’t seem to bother my husband and 2 grown sons though.

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  • I had total reverse shoulder replacement in December of last year. I just went to the surgeon and said something is not right. X-Ray were ok. So he tells me he doesn’t know what is causing the pain. I looked at him and asked “X-Ray don’t show muscle tears do they?” He answered no and said stop PT on it and don’t lift any thing. See you in two…Read More

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  • How do you get your family to understand that because of the pain I need them to help with chores? Mine seem blind to what I am going through.

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    • HA. I feel you on this so deeply! I’m divorced because of it largely, to be honest. Anything past making them read The Spoon Theory and seeing your pained efforts, honestly I don’t know. It’s really a respect factor. As for kids, a chore chart and rewards help, depending on their age. They have to learn how to do it all anyway being that we…Read More

      • @eclecticzebra My two sons are in their 30”s. One has Aspergers, both have ADHD. When I was diagnosed, even though had pain for years, I explained it to them. I just can’t through to them.

        • @eeyore509 Ahh I feel for you 🙁 Maybe they just don’t comprehend it.? It is difficult to convey an invisible illness to someone in general. Are they high functioning?

          • If you go to Pain Management, is there any chance they could go with you? Maybe one at a time, so they hear what you go through in a very real, fact based setting. If they have questions, they may take a doctors statement more seriously than Mom. As mothers we often get overlooked, ‘Mom will always get it done.’ You are their SuperMom, always.…Read More

            • @eclecticzebra They are both high functioning and hold good jobs. I think you might be right. I have always taken care of everything. But, they are blind to see when something needs cleaning. They inherited that from their Father.

              • Maybe give each of them, one plate, one spoon, fork knife etc. Box up everything else. If they dont wash their own dishes-they eat out of their hands..LOL Maybe that would drive a point home?

    • I wish I could offer you advice, but I can’t. I hope these other ideas help.

    • I hope you get the compassion and understanding you deserve. Sometimes people don’t comprehend the struggles that others face. I am lucky to have a partner that understands, but it wasn’t until started he going to appointments with me that he started to be more supportive.

      I sincerely hope everyone here has someone who is compassionate and…Read More

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