Welcome! Most of us have been where you are with our family and friends not understanding what we are going through. I thought my husband didn't care because when I cancelled outings or didn't feel like watching movies, he simply did NOT say anything. After many months of feeling very alone I finally called a family conference.....what I found out was his silence was one of frustration, frustration that he couldn't fix me! It is very hard for people who love us to know what to do, once they know its not their job to fix us, just support us, it does change things.
Its hard for people who don't live in CP to understand, talk to your BF honestly.....we are here for you!
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
Hello and welcome....This is the best place to be if you suffer from CP or if a family member or friend suffers... Some friends and families just don't understand our pain...mine included. They think we are making it seem worse then it is...or we're making it up to get pills. My mom was the same way until she hurt her back and had to have PT..she doesn't take pain pills....but she knows how I feel....a little bit. Sometimes it seems better to isolate ourselves when we have a flare...just "Leave me alone" attitude comes out and that's the worst thing to do. We need support. And we need good and caring Dr.'s. I would suggest getting a referal to a pain Management Dr. They can help you better then your PCP can...and they don't worry about writing a script for pain pills like PCP's do. Most Primary Care Dr.'s don't want to have the DEA watching them so they don't write narcotics. Find a good PM Doc....that's what I suggest.
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily