Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 11/14/2008 12:38:53 PM (GMT-7)
b4u, I am so sad for all of those affected by H Ike.. I know how stressed you must be and the pain sometimes is overwhelming. I hope you keep looking until you find a dr to HEAR you. I will write more later, I am typing with one finger as I had shoulder surgery yesterday.
just wanted to tell you I am fairly new to this forum as well and EVERYONE has been so kind & supportive. And we all have our bad days and our REALLY bad days. I will pray for youPatty
What a lucky person Beth is to have such a supportive person in her life. I know how overwhelming the pain is and I can't imagine just being shut off without ANY explanation, that is inhumane. BUT you hit the nail on the head about the DRS creating the dependence on pain relief, then call us ADDICTS. I know my family love and support me 100 percent, yet they are 2,500 miles away and my husband does loves me too, but he does not know how to handle these things. I went to have surgery on my shoulder on Thursday and I had to take the bus, because he did not want to get up & go to a hospital. I WAS SO HURT. But everyone here is so kind and helpful and SOOOOO understanding. I thank GOD I found this Forum right before I had surgery myself. Last year I almost died and spent 4 months in hospital. "ALONE" and "Scared". God helped me through that one, so I know He was carrying me the whole time.
Beth, Please pray and think long and hard about this decision you have to make on Monday, and like everyone has suggested, DO NOT be afraid to postpone this procedure and find someone you are more comfortable with. even though I am new here, WE (our new famliy here) understand, and care. and there is always someone around it seems 24/7. I am up because I could not sleep worrying about you and had to get up to post and then pray a prayer for you and everyone who is in this turmoil. I can't imagine being in so much pain and then having a child that is in need of so much extra attention. So much on your plate, my friend. you have a very loving and supportive husband. and for that you can thank God. Please try to be strong and I will try to do the same. some days it is very hard to do.
we love you
Hello Beth, good morning and welcome to Healing Well. I have read all the posts on this thread and see the others have offered some great options to you. Thats the beauty of this place. Being a part of HW no, you will never be alone with CP again.
I am mortified reading how your pain mgt dr abandoned your medical care and I not really sure if he can do that legally, particularly due to the circumstances of Ike. I am hoping you cancel the trial for the pump. No dr should force patient into something and thats exactly what this guy is doing. With that attitude that tells you all of your care will be his way or no way, thats not what you need in a pain dr. You need someone that listens, he doesn't, you need someone willing to give options, he doesn't. Run, run just as fast and hard as you can away from this dr. This is not the dr you need.
Char gave you good info on her drs and thats the best way to find a new dr is someone being treated by one. Please get your dr to make a referall ASAP. If you were getting along and were able to manage your pain on the prior meds by all means thats what you need. You don't need someone trying to sell you a bill of goods that you don't need or want.
I have a pump and have had it since 2005 and its great for me. However, the pumps are not for everyone. It no different than medications, not all meds are for everyone.
Bless you and your husband for having this child. Your work is cut out for you as you well know. She needs her Mom & Dad. But, we need to get Mom back on her feet. Please consider Char's drs.
Take care and let us know how things are progressing. Soft hugs coming your way. Susie