I have been dealing with arthritis pain for at least a couple of years now, but I really haven’t told anyone, not even my husband. I have found that when you tell people about pain you experience they become either over-solicitous or they avoid you entirely because you will slow them down.
However, not talking about the pain doesn’t mean I don’t feel it. And when I do feel it, I either shake it off or laugh at it. The latter option is more fun, because I tend to make other people laugh along with me.