And a warm welcome and gentle hugs to all who've just found this place!
I was talking with a friend last night who is getting a malamute soon, and had a look at the website she found it at. What a wonderful coincidence that the lady who runs the place had posted something very well-written that helps to explain the intricacy and multiplicity of troubles that come with chronic pain in a straight-forward very honest and human way that makes it easy for anyone with any ounce of compassion to understand.
It made me stop and think, and I thought of all of you wonderful folks here with whom I'd like to share the letter I found.
Here is the link. I hope, for those of you who have trouble explaining this (it certainly is a challenge, and when I try, usually people go glassy-eyed... bleh), that it will help!
Love and gentle hugs to all!