Hello To All My New CP Friends,
Until today (Sunday) all of my Sundays were horrible! I would rarely slither out of bed, maybe to go to the bathroom or to get a drink, I would never take a shower or wash my hair...I couldn't or wouldn't do any of the things that I knew would make me feel better just because I was usually out of my pain meds or I was so low that I had to conserve them. To me Sundays were a day for hiding from the world.
But this Sunday is very very different. This past week I finally went to a new PM and I really like her. I liked the one I had before but she left for another office. So...here I am, another Sunday under my belt, and I have accomplished so much today. I actually took a shower, cleaned (not a lot, but more then usual), and even made a meatloaf for dinner tonight.
I spent a great deal of my week going through old posts about Chronic Pain and it helped me so much.
I never realized that there were so many people suffering, without cause, from chronic pain. And I never knew that so many of us went without the help we needed for various reasons..Now I want to help other people like me, like all of us.
And thanks to all of you for being here for me when I really needed you. My family has no idea what I go through. My mom thinks I'm just trying to get "drugs" and my son (15) tells me to get over it....These are just 2 of the reasons you are helpful to me...
spinal stenosis,degenerative disc disease,bilateral neuropothy.
lamenectomy L3,L4..spinal fusion L4-S1
I am so sorry to hear how much pain and misunderstanding you have to go through...And welcome to HealingWell. I think you will find that there are so many of us out there that have been through or are going through the same thing.. It took a lot of years before I was diagnosed with DDD and Spinal Stenosis, along with many others. But you have to be your own advocate.
Don't give up!! There is a Dr. out there for you, you just have to tell him. You will get a lot of great info. and just a general outpouring of love here. I know I did. Good luck and keep writing to us.
First of all, any advice I get from someone in Pa. is good advice to me. My family is from Pa. and it makes me feel at home to hear from you.
And you are right, reading other peoples stories makes it easier to get through the day. I know that I am not alone and that others care about me...even if they don't know me.
I am 41 and wish that the past 15 years had been better. I wish a lot of things of course, but at least now those dreams are coming true. I have a great PM that listens to me, and now I have new friends here that I can count on as well.
Thanks to all. And maybe one day I'll have thousands of posts to my credit and will help others like you have helped me.
This should be the "Venting is Manditory" group...We all do it, we all expect it, and we all listen....So Vent Away!!!!