Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz
Post Edited (skeye) : 4/1/2009 11:23:25 PM (GMT-6)
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
I agree with everyone when someone asks you "How are you?" they really don't want the truth.
I'm very lucky with my children. My 15 yr old son would rather never talk about whats wrong with mom. My 16 yr old daughter asks me all the time how I feel and she stands there waiting for my response if she thinks I'm not telling the truth she says shes going to go get her dad.... My 20 yr old as confused and out of control as he is he's still concerned with my pain and health. I do try and keep alot to myself, I know they know I feel bad at times. If I miss a game or can't drive them to an event 50 miles away they are very understanding then dad steps up to the plate and takes them. My pain has to be off the charts for me to miss any of their activities.
In public I ALWAYS hide my pain. This means at work also. I have stated before I am not ready to open my personal life to co-workers.
The comments on hiding the pain can also hinder how you feel. Yes I believe this. After a 12 hour day in a warehouse I drive home. Only takes me 5 minutes. By the time I get out of the truck and walk into the house IT HURTS so bad. I feel its overwhelming at times I get so tired of the pain mentally and physically.
Lastnight my daughter was telling me about a report she has to do for school. Sports in the future. I thought, In the future will there be anything for CP. Can you imagine having an eye scan that can trigger pain relief....lol ya right we can only dream