i offer my more dubious welcome. i, too, can empathise with your experiences. and, yes, i, too, have been told that i "shouldn't be in that much pain." as i said on another thread, how do these quacks get into the pain receptors in our brains? i don't want ANYBODY in there!
as anyone here can tell you, finding the right pm doc is often a process of kissing a lot of frogs until you find a prince. the same is true of your entire medical support team. i also recommend that everyone in 24/7 chronic pain keep a psychologist and/or a psycologist as part of that teaam. i often want to scream and go around smashing things (as if i could in my condition ). seeing a shrink helps keep my life on track. has anyone else found this to be so?
oh, by the way, don't worry about rants and raves here. i've found that it's safer to take it out here than to afflict my wife with it!
a safe and pain free day to all.
I think some people go along working and living their lives as normal as possible while in pain not wanting to do "drugs" being afraid people will find out and they will be labled a "druggie"....."oh,stay away from him he takes drugs"... so they go on for as long as they can till one day they hit the floor all boken down and can't get up by themself or go any longer....that is what I did. Then you have those who go along till the pain gets too bad and throw in the towell and get help.....smarter. I have to agree with Warren on the attitudes of taking pain meds. oh I forgot "drugs" My father is 89yrs young and thinks you should tough it out. If it hurts too bad all you need is an asprin or "watch out taking them "drugs"...not pain medication to him but "drugs" next thing you know you will be hooked and lying in a ditch somewhere and your life will be ruined. You say "I know,I know" just to passify him at the time. He was here at my house help taking care of me after I had both my hips replaced and could not walk from the pain I can hear it still "I know it hurts but whatever you do don't take them "drugs" I done told you what they will do to you. Tough it out. I pretty much did(what a dumb a**) next time I went to see him some 300 miles away and quite a few months later I could still barely walk without a walker or cane. Next time I saw him months later I was walking with a limp,no cane and went deer hunting and helped him work around the house and the hunting cabin,he says "boy,you sure do get around a lot better and seem to be alot happier,what happened? I said,"I guess I got smarter and started using them darn "drugs" and ain't in a ditch yet". He didn't say a word. Now I am going thru this issue with stenosis and spinal fusion and he says "son,now don't just lay around and suffer go see the doctor and get something for the pain"
So it seems we can get smarter and/or wiser at any age.
I have to agree with Warren this is an interesting one.
Post Edited (rubydoo1) : 1/31/2008 1:34:53 PM (GMT-7)