Hi, I am new here and wanted to introduce myself...I am Michelle and I live in Nashville, Tn. I have been in severe pain for so much of my adult life that I cannot remember the last time I had fun...or smiled,laughed,had a day without pain.
So, why am I here? I need friends. Friends that understand how I feel and will NEVER judge me. I can't do much without being in pain. I am always using a walker now and eventually it will be a wheelchair.
I recently had a fusion surgery 1 year ago. I had such high hopes for the surgery and I have been so upset at the outcome. Now I am one of those people that will always be in pain. I really don't want to be this way, I am so depressed every day. It seems that no matter what medications I take I get hardly any relief. I take Oxycontin 80mg. 3 times a day and Oxycodone 30 mg. for the seeping pain...
I didn't want to take ANY medications, and I didn't for years..just Advil. But about 3 years ago I had an incident. I was walking up my stairs and my left leg went KABLOOEY... aFTER that happened I had the numness and prickly feeling all the time. The Pain Doctor I have been seeing for almost 5 years, then it was for procedures, gives me my pain medications. He has always tried to get me to take something and I always said NO...until 3 yrs. ago when that happened.
My husband left me last year, right after my surgery, and my 3 kids live with him. I miss the kids, not the ex. I am all alone here. I can't drive very often due to the pain so I am a hermit...
What can I do? I need help and don't know how to get it... My medications aren't working very good now so I am having to talk to the Doc on my next visit to the PM office., he will tell me that I am on the highest drug that he can give me and I'll leave in tears...
How can I approach him?
Thank You for listening. I know that I am not the worst person in pain, but today I sure feel like it.
Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 10/19/2009 9:00:59 AM (GMT-6)