Deborah Sferlazza, 60, a former school principal, lives with chronic pain — but she’s learned ways to put her pain “in the back seat. It (the pain) is not always invited to the party,” she said.
After three surgeries to fix her discs, the pain remained. Her medications take some of the edge off, but she is unable to work and went on disability.
“I was treating myself like a china doll, worrying that anything I might do would break me,” she said.
She stopped socializing.