After a Triple A surgery my husband developed chronic pain in the abdomen area. No one really knows what it is – severe muscle or nerve damage or maybe over growth of scar tissue. Morphine takes the edge off of the pain but it messes with his intestinal system so he takes as little as possible. Not sure how to be supportive other than simply trying to stay positive – he doesn’t have enough energy to do much. He’s had this now for 10 months – have tried acupuncture and also physical therapy. I haven’t found anyone to talk to who understands the frustrations I’m feeling. It’s as if I’m watching my husband die a slow and painful death.