thank you being there. i am hoping that this appt will help me plan out a strategy. it has been difficult with my other docs- it is more along the lines of "try this and Iwill see you in a month-two months-three months. what they don't understand, even if reminded, is that one DAY is difficult to wait through if you are in pain.
thanks so much again- this is where i get my support, a place where people understand
I am so very, very sorry you're going through such an ordeal, and seemingly not getting anywhere in your attempts to get help/relief from your docs.. while I am new to the crohns concept, I do have several years "experience" in dealing with chronic pain.. if your current PM doc isnt proving helpful, get another opinion--see as many docs as it takes to find one who takes you and your symptoms seriously, and works WITH you to try and get to the bottom of the cause.. I know its tough, physically and emotionally exhausting at best, but you DESERVE to live as comfortably as possible.. you DESERVE RELIEF!!
I am very concerned for you.. I have been in that very dark "I just cant take this anymore" place.. you need to speak to a professional about how youre feeling.. a counselor, clergy person, someone you feel comfortable with-- but SOMEONE.. of course, we are all here for you, but you need to be in contact with someone who can help you stratigize a plan and ways to cope.. please dont let that go.. there is truly no shame in seeking help in times like this.. you did the right thing reaching out to the group..
again, I'm sending you hugs, and keeping you in my thoughts..
Survivor....you are absolutely correct in that you have found a great site for support. I must admit that I generally find myself on this site mostly when I am feeling bad. Why? Because I know that I will find something that makes my day better. You know what I'm talking of I'm sure.
Keep on keepin' on and don't settle in this valley you are in. There are peaks that you will find yourself on and see the beauty of life that surrounds you...
That may not be today or tomorrow but determination is something we Crohnies are not short of.
I agree with the suggestion of finding a second opinion, third opinion, etc...
In the meantime know that you are in good company here. For now, include in your regimen(sp?) a daily dose of HealingWell!