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Pain2
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   Posted 9/24/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Folks,
 
I have been in long term pain (2 years) and have gone steadily up to the strongest pain killer that is available.  My life will never be the same however, I do not morn for my past klife and I accept the new one.
 
As well, I have gone to a professional to talk about this  but this is the snag.. I have been looking for books to read on this subject but most have been based on religion or meditating...what I am looking for is a book that I can read that is factual and intelectual...is there one out there ?
 
Thanks
 

PAlady
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   Posted 9/24/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Pain2,
Welcome to the HW Chronic Pain forum, although we're always sorry anyone has to be here. It's a great place for support and information, although we're not doctors.

Are you looking for something about chronic pain? There are a lot of different books there, and your therapist may be able to recommend something. I'm slowly working my way through Reversing Chronic Pain by Maggie Phillips, Ph.D. Many of the strategies and techniques are valid and useful, although I'm always leary of titles that refer to getting rid of pain as opposed to managing it. There are a few good workbooks. too. One thing I've done is search resources (you can search through the Healing Well resource directory) and then maybe go to a local library or bookstore and browse through titles to see what speaks to me.

You may also want to search sites such as the American Pain Foundation, American Chronic Pain Association, American Pain Society and others if you're looking for more scientific links.

I'm sure others here will add their ideas, too.

Again, welcome.

PaLady

Pain2
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   Posted 9/24/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for your replay.

I am not particularily interested in the "why" but more to "how to deal with the pain..and the changes in your life".  My  therapist has drawn a blank..i don't find meditating or visulizations effective and the religious outlook like wayne dyre (sp ?) doesn't do it for me either.

I am please I found this place and I really appreciate your response.  I have a very suportive family but I need more to get myself whole again...

I will check your suggestions out  :)


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   Posted 9/24/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Pain2,

I have no book suggestions per se, but Pa Lady as always, had some great suggestions. I did want to welcome you to Healing Well. Glad you found us. Hope you will continue to post and let us get to know you and we will share ourselves with you.

Gentle Hugs for a lpd.

Lindaloo
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/27/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
The Intractable Pain Patient's Handbook for Survival.
by Forest Tennant, MD, DrP

There's another one ... I'll post the title later. Lost it at
the hospital.
I'm not much of a reader but you could give this a try.
Maybe put it in your search engine?
Pamela

Chutz
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pain and welcome!

I'm so glad you've joined us. Just knowing there are others to chat with who truly understand is therapy in itself. I would probably head for my local library, or search their site online for good reading material. Also ask the resource person at your public library. For me just keeping busy and helping others stops me from loosing my marbles! There are days I fail and a few marbles get lost but it's those time I know I can come here and visit with others who know what I'm going thru.

Good luck,
Chutzie
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/28/2008 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Living With Chronic Pain
Jennifer Schneider, MD., Ph.D :-)

Pain2
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   Posted 9/28/2008 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Pamela et al,
 
I am absolutely "blown away" by the booklet The Intractable Pain Patient's Handbook for Survival. Other than some procedural differences because I live in Canada, it talks about many of the problems I had....but it also reinforced some of the things I have had to do to try to get better.  Wow!!  I even had my wife read it last night. This is exactly what I needed and I am glad I have found this form. 
 
Just a quick question..why should I avoid carrots ?
 
In the two years I have bounced around the system..even with a visit to the provincial pain clinic, I have NEVER been given this type of Info.  In fact, since I was able to download it as a pdf, I am sending a copy to my doctor today,
 
I will certainly look up the other books as well..I kinda hope I can find them in audio forum. I have to drive a lot and rather than listen to  terrible radio, I like to listen to books..kind of food for the mind.  In the winter , while I wait foer my kids that snowboard, I do a lot of suduko.  Al well, I real alot !
Is there any place on this forum for me to tell my story ??  I was essentially disabled for the need of a hamburger..
 
I found this forums on the suggestion of my therapist and my wife.  Along with the talk, I kept asking my therapist for reading material.  Everyone has a style that speaks to them and I found the books that were offered up were to religious or those that required you to meditate /visualize/etc.. I asked for books that written on, for complete lack of better words, intelligence level that wasn't like a academic paper....or, like the handbook above is written like...I hope I didn't offend by my poor descriptions..I don't mean to but everyone response to their own style..I am not knocking down these authors rather saying that they didn't do anything for me.  I was in IT for years so my wife suggested I search  on Chronic Pain.  Initially, I search on "dealing with pain" and got a quite different subset.
 
Anyway, thanks..
 
If you would like me to post, I can.
 
Ian.      

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/28/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I know The Intractable Pain Patient's Handbook For Survival is good.
Making a copy for my doctor is perhaps a good idea.
Ian: Tell your story. I don't think you need permission, but it might be good to
find the best place by asking the Moderator. I might tell mine too.
Pamela Neckpain

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/28/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Click on the envelope of Chutz.
Tell her what you want to do.
She's the forum moderator.
Just scroll up and you'll find her.
I give you this info because when
I first came here I didn't know
anything!
Pamela

kshields
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   Posted 9/28/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   

I have been looking for the same thing and I cant find any that arent religious.  I think that talking to other people who have been through the same thing is better than any book. That is just me though.  I love to read and am always looking for hard core facts but I dont think any  authors are in our boat sorry.

kshields


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/28/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Kshields:
I have thought about writing a book.... but pain prevents it. I wrote one before ~
way different subject.
Pamela

Pain2
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   Posted 9/28/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I just e-mailed the moddy asking if they ever thought about having a section for stories..I mentioned in my last post that I was hurt esentially for a hamburger :)

Yes, I find talking important to a limit..I have a "need to read" :) as well..

I have the ability to search our library for books..I am cheap :) I would rather borrow cs buy unless it is a t-riffic book...I have been know to borrow and then buy..

I usually can find most online but I was unable to finf this book, Living With Chronic Pain by Jennifer Schneider, MD., Ph.D in audio book. darn. One think i don;t like doing is reading off a moniitor so if the book isn't large..like the previous pamplet, I will print out.

Anyway, will talk later.

Ian.

PAlady
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   Posted 9/28/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Pain2,
I don't think there is any problem with you telling your story, providing you stay within the forum rules. I'd suggest reading them first. The one thing might be if you intended for it to be extremely long, but many people post what happened to them. You might want to start a separate thread and introduce yourself.

PaLady

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/28/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Pain 2,
On your mark, get set, go! Just do it.
Pamela
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