Living with pain is hard; but understanding the problem, the probable cause and the need to create positive thought patterns helps. A lot of people live with pain, forever. Some of the reasons to live with daily pain include the lack of certainty in the outcome from an operation, the costs, the self-created anger, resentment and desire for revenge on those who helped inflict the pain and YOUR age!
Things that help the pain include affirmations such as those by author Louise Hay who wrote the book 'you can heal your life' with reminders to love yourself, to feel safe and change those darn daily voices in your head that can bring you down.
Of course, only you can decide how to live with constant pain and preferably choose a natural alternative to pills.