I was born with femur bone cysts, resulting in 2 surgeries to remove them. I've been in pain since my second surgery, which was 7 years ago. Due to a complication, my IT Band got caught in my growth plates resulting in, you guessed it, another surgery. The surgery did nothing to help my pain long-term, just managed to get me through my last fencing season. I've now been away at school for almost 2 years, and I'm undergoing perineural injection therapy (which is relatively new, I recommend looking into it if you're interested in that sort of thing), which has relieved almost all of my pain. Despite spending almost half of my life trying to find some sort of relief, I am terrified of the idea of living without constant pain. I don't know how to live without my pain consuming my every thought and being the basis of every decision I make. Does anyone else fear a pain- free life because of how used they are to pain, or am I crazy?