Hello from a person who also has a chronic pain condition and mental health somethings or other. I could relate so much to the things you wrote.
I live in an area where they have essentially cut off opioid use. This led to the implant of a electrical stimulator for my back pain. I thought this would be the answer to my pain problems, but it wasn’t. It helps sometimes a little bit.
I had this surgery in April and I ration out the pain meds they gave me for the surgery for my pain now. I am almost out, and it frightens me.
Please hang in there. The pain clinic I go to has a four-week intensive outpatient program for chronic pain that is supposed to teach us how to live with it. I am entering that program in the near future. Maybe I will learn magic ideas for dealing with all this.