Welcome to HW. Boy, you have alot on your plate.
First of all, no to don't just put up with depression and work through it. I know of no one on Elavil for depression. Maybe its an old one, my son was on it at night for migraines, they tried me on it too, but I had a severe reaction to it. This was years ago. There are too many fairly new antidepressants out there, you have to find the one that works the best for you.
Secondly, no you don't have to live in pain until you can have surgery. If you are bad enough to need surgery, then you are bad enough with pain that you need something strong to get the pain under control. Please get into a good pain mgt dr as soon as possible. Please discuss not only the pain issues, but the depression problems as well. A good pain dr will take care of this. Also, the chill pills helps the pain too. I am on a chill pill, its saved me in many ways. I recently had a morphine pump implanted.
You need a whole new set of drs and I hope you can get them. Hugs, Susie
Am wondering how you are. Oh, the last thing you needed was a fall on that deck, good grief.
I would like to encourage you to consider some of the narcotics for pain. Do not worry about addiction, the reason I say this, when a person takes them for true pain, we don't that high or buzz or whatever you want to call it. I was on oxycodone 10mg plus a 50mg dureagesic patch. Yes, I could get out and drive and go the store, dr, whatever I needed, I was not loopy. I know peeps react differently as well. Usually they start you on a low dose and gradually increase it if needed. I hate to hear and know you are severe pain.
You can come here anytime you want to vent, we all do that. But, we are all here to encourage each other as well. We understand pain like no one else. Gentle Hugs...... Susie
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