One thing I hear a lot is ‘you look like you’re hurting really bad today.’
Yes, I am. I’m in pain every day. If you are seeing the pain it’s because it’s really bad and I don’t have the energy to hide it. I am still trying. I’m still working. I’m still pushing through and trying to ignore the pain.
Having several people at work tell me how bad I look just reminds me of the intensity of the pain.