Two people’s 7/10 may be wildly different. The scale does not work as a stand-alone tool without considering the pain patients have felt in the past.
So before you consider the next random treatment suggested to you- check it out first. Is there any good evidence that it helps people with your condition? Is it worth the money, the false hope, the risk, or the blame you will likely receive when it fails?
I knew it was a matter of time until someone harassed me about my disability tag.
Resentment poisons relationships. It grows and grows until everyone has been hurt. Communication and honesty are the antidotes.
Even if you are receiving help, you deserve to be treated kindly. Don’t fall into the trap in thinking that you owe it to people who are helping you to be purposefully hurt, abused, degraded, humiliated, or mistreated in any form.
Know your limits of what you can give. You aren’t being brave or saintly for pushing past these.