I’ve made myself scarce due to the volunteer job and because sometimes it’s just too painful to not be in a horizontal position, and even laying down can hurt too.
I’ve basically come to terms with me not being 100% pain-free ever again. My lower back is basically shot; no amount of painkillers will cause any relief. My ankles were always messed up from when I was 12, so there’s that. The day I become 100% pain-free will be the day I’m probably dead.
I’m coming to terms with that, and pretty much hoping for more “better days” than “worse days”. This is one of my better days.
So yeah, that’s pretty much it.