Jason Berek-Lewis thank you for your thoughtful response. I deal with osteoarthritis as well. Between that and peripheral neuropathy, there are days I have a hard time getting out of bed. But I know I must, because moving is key. Even if it hurts, I have to because the alternative is being stuck there for days or longer.
I definitely didn’t always do this. There was a time that I allowed myself to wallow in self pity. Of course, it didn’t help one bit and just contributed further to depression and more pain.
I’m glad you found a way to work with your pain. It takes time and strength of mind for sure.
Be well my friend.