I’m 24 years old and I’ve been living with chronic pain for almost 10 years and it’s not getting any easier. I’m depressed, I’m angry, and I’m hopeless. I had 4 hip surgeries and I was promised that I would be strong enough to join the military. But instead I was left with more damage and there is no chance in hell that I could ever join the military. My life has been turned upside down and I self medicate, I lash out, I hold grudges and I can’t seem to get happy. I don’t know what I’m looking for out of posting this, but maybe just knowing there’s someone out there who is also young and is struggling to come to terms with the idea that you will be in pain every single day for the rest of your life.