I would also like to share with you information on how I deal with daily chronic pain. A few years ago I started a group called SAS Share A Smile. There were only about 12 of us but we met at a local physio therapy place here in Paris. The owner gave us a place to hold our meeting twice a month.
The only goal and stipulation for this group was we could not complain about our problems unless our complaint was accompanied with laughter. There are enough places to go to complain this group was not one of them.
I now only keep in touch with the group via internet for when I get sick and was in hospital no one was prepared to take over for me.
I will share some of the things we accomplished and maybe it will help others.