- Q1 Elaine Scarry writes that ‘to have great pain is to have certainty; to hear that another person has pain is to have doubt.’ Does this ring true in your experience of living with persistent pain?
- Q2 Do you worry about people believing your pain? If so, how does this affect you?
- Q3 Do you ever doubt or worry about the reality of your own pain? If yes, why do you think this happens?
- Q4 Do you feel that healthcare professionals believe in your pain, as you report it to them?
- Q5 Do you, or have you, changed how you interact with people because of concerns as to being believed? If so, does this change for different groups of people, e.g. medics vs friends & family?
Edited 19/12/17: Due to the impending demise of Storify, I've switched out the Storified content to a Wakelet collection.