When pain comes to visit he often burst in with out any warning demanding all your attention. The best thing I've figured out to do is invite him to stay in a quiet small comfortable room in the back of your house. Give him a soft bed and a cup of tea so he'll relax and not be so noisy. Hopefully he'll get what he needs and move on. In the meantime you can be at peace with him in a small part of your space without allowing him to take over the whole house.