15 Words That Have A Different Meaning When You Have Chronic Pain

“Spoon.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advil

 
 

Advil

 
 

What it usually means: A medicine used to relieve pain.

 
 

What it means to people with chronic pain: A medicine that people assume we could take to ease our pain, but a medicine that in reality does absolutely nothing to ease our pain.

 

 
 
 

@snooshkapia / Via instagram.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spoon

 
 

Spoon

 
 

What it usually means: A utensil used to eat food or scoop things.

 
 

What it means to people with chronic pain: Something you only get so many of.

 

 
 
 

@moonmoonillustration / Via instagram.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sick day

 
 

Sick day

 
 

What it usually means: A day you miss an obligation because you are unable to attend due to sickness.

 
 

What it means to people with chronic pain: Every day of your life.

 

 
 
 

@laraeparker / Via Instagram: @laraeparker

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tired

 
 

Tired

 
 

What it usually means: Needing rest or sleep.

 
 

What it means to people with chronic pain: A constant feeling, no matter how many hours of sleep you get each night.

 

 
 
 

@emmaandherspoons / Via instagram.com

 
 
 
 
 

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