Chronic pain IS underestimated, and it affects so many people.... Awareness is key. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy at 13, both of which have thankfully been in remission for the most part.
Who knew? If emergency occurs... While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg. Peel that membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure) The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches. My grandma taught my mom this and it works!