I think what a lot of able bodied people forget, is that chronic means forever/persisting/all of the time.
Especially for people with chronic pain. That pain is constant. It may vary in severity, but it is always there.
We live with it, so it rarely shows on our faces. That doesn’t mean we are fine, just because we look fine in that moment.
Chronic pain is just that, chronic.
— Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz (via feellng)