Well pain effects everybody's feelings and chronic pain doubly so really.
It's um… a very individual thing as to how pain effects your feelings.
But our feelings and emotions may range from feeling sad, frustrated, angry… feeling really worried or feeling alone and isolated.
There's a whole range of emotions that we can experience with pain.
It makes you sad all the time because I think you start to think like "Why does this have to happen to me?" Not that happy.
I don't feel happy when it stops me doing things I like.
'Cause it's really annoying.
Those emotions can then in turn have an affect on the body and how it functions and how it feels.
So an important step is to recognise the emotions, learn what effect pain has on our emotions and recognise what's happening with your own emotions when you have pain.
And that's an important step in learning how to manage your pain.
If I can't do something like… um… I get upset, angry like… you kind of hate yourself for it and then it makes you pay attention to the pain more and you feel it more than you did before.
So when you're upset it makes your pain, like you feel your pain more.