I love music. For me, music is morning coffee. It's mood medicine. It's pure magic. A good song is like a good meal - I just want to inhale it and then share a bite with someone else. We have tickets to your favorite concerts.
You will always be too much of something for someone. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone - profusely. But don't apologize for being who you are.
If you don't know what to say to someone in chronic pain, don't worry. You don't have to say anything! Just be there and listen. No platitudes or advice; we just want you to treat us the same way you did before we became sick- as your friend.