Stay. Stay active and stop smoking. The foundation to moving to a less painful life.
Do. Do go with your loved ones to the pain doctor. Don't speak on their behalf. Be honest with doctor.
Success. Myth: "success in treating chronic pain results in zero pain.".
Chronic. Chronic pain is best managed by use of a long acting med, plus a short acting agent for breakthrough.
Narcotics. Narcotics are for acute pain flairs. Avoid using them for daily chronic pain.
Ignore. Don't share pain medications with family or friends. Use them yourself, and only as directed.