I can admit it...those thoughts still go through my head and more often than I'd like. But you know what? We will feel pain regardless, and staying home...isolating ourselves...will not make the pain any less. It won't and you know that. And if we give in to the fear of feeling our pain...it makes nothing happen in our lives.
When living a life with chronic pain we can't let our fear of what could happen make nothing happen. Live your life for you and not your pain. Do what makes you feel good, what makes you enjoy being you, and when you've lived beyond your pain...when you've made things happen in your life...take the time to soothe yourself and to take care of your needs.
Don't let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen....live beyond your fear and your pain.