sometimes i think i am so used to being in pain that i do not notice it. it has become the norm for me. i am not sure this is bad or good. on the one hand, i know if you focus on pain you feel worse, and that sometimes bringing your awareness elsewhere is a good coping method. on the other hand, all of sudden i realize i am suffering badly and it has drained me of energy and strength, hitting me hard, and i'll realize my whole body is filled with immense tension. then i think it would have been better to be ahead of the game. do others experience this? has anyone come to conclusions about this?