Managing chronic pain is a bit like scaling a mountain. Except you have no idea how high the mountain is.
Discouragement is a part of the journey, thus handling such emotion is one of the keys to managing pain. A competent and passionate health professional should be able to be your guide through these peaks and troughs.
Sean* tells us his journey and perspective. I think he has some great points that anyone going through chronic pain can relate to.
(*not his real name)