Most days I try to be cheery and perservere through the pain but some days I just can't. I give up and feel bad and take to my bed and leave the world behind. I use to feel guilty about doing this but really no one wants a grumpy person around.
When I was younger and people said they had arthritis I thought "oh yeah, old people get it, it causes a bit of pain in their joints" but you don't really understand until you get it. So painful, it eats away at you. I take plenty of painkillers but am never without pain.