Before the pain a "normal" day was probably pain free and you were able to do what you needed, when you needed and how you needed to do it. Now, however, a "normal" day includes pain and probably some limitations. Before the pain, if you're like most people, an "abnormal" day was a day where you felt pain, but also knew that it was temporary. Now, however, a "normal" day includes pain that is not temporary.
Now that pain is a part of your life, the word "normal" has new meaning. How will you define your "new normal" so that you can live your life for you and not your pain?