Not sure I would call it courage, more like persistence of a high willed person, if there is such.
I am not trying to detract from others, real pain, and I do not consider myself as any type of disable (other than the state has deemed it so.)
The wrists support I stated, if done right and used at bedtime should help most people.
Likely you will find that it has helped enough that you may start to use them (or wrists braces in general) during the day on some occasions.
Without going into to much detail, in my own case (derailing from OP), yeah I was on morphine for 32 days straight. Which does not sound like a lot. But, consider with 2 unusable hands, I was not able to use the machine that you can use for timed self dosage. So, in my case, any time I made any kind of noise the nurse was allowed to come in and give me another shot (regardless of the time allotted) But it was mainly so I did not move at all for the first 2 weeks, for the swelling to lessen before the multiple surgeries. When they finally tried to ween me off of it, they found I moved to much on Demerol, so 32 days on, with 2 days on Demerol, then back on morphine for another 5 ~ or so days at much lower doses. And was given some on some sort of basis for the next year, in ICU. and second year in hospital was finally off of it. Only to be put on pill form (hence the Oxy at such high doses).
Anyhow, again try a hard style brace at night time, I found it was one of the better helping aids, with physical therapy to be about the least helpful (granted for my condition).