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    Chronic Pain is Incredibly Challenging

    I remember when our nursing professor said to us on our first day of class, “While you are in nursing school, you will have to pick your schedule around nursing school, not the other way around.” Chronic pain is similar. My day works around my chronic pain. There is no way in telling what or how my body will feel. The day is always a surprise and it is uncertain. If I get lucky, my pain stays around 3. If not, it hangs around 5. When it is a hard and considered a bad day, my pain stays around 7 or higher. Pain is so intense that it interferes with…