It's important to be honest in these appointments. It takes a lot of pride swallowing, I admit it and it's hard. I make it a point to comment on how comfortable I am, even if it is contrary to how I look at the moment. I'm also in the habit of constantly shifting around so people can see that I'm trying to ease pan and get more comfy. I also freely admit that I push through the pain just so things get done. I have a house and family to run, they can't wait for me to have a "good day". I also commented at my last exam that I consider a good day as 4 on the 1-10 pain scale.