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DMax
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/29/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,
Thanks for your post back to me. Bare with your mom. I think as nurses we become jaded. I'm a huge advocate of pain management. When I worked the surgery recovery room my patients loved me! I'm even for it with chronic pain caused from injuries, RA and stuff. But for some reason I'm having a hard time accepting the extent of pain caused by the fibromyalgia. If I needed to work, I would do it. I would have the grin and bare it attitude. When I did work I think I got bronchitis every 2-3 months but I haven't had it since January when I stopped working. Go figure! I guess I did need more rest.

Crap!! I didn't mean to start talking about me. All I'm saying is, I guess as nurses we are able to SEE so many causes of pain that it's hard to accept a disease that causes pain with no physical evidence. I say all the time that I just wish there was a lab test or xray or something to prove to myself I really have this. Nurses are stubborn! Hopefully she'll come around. Maybe give her the directions to this site. I know reading these posts really helped me find some acceptance and understanding that it's not just me being an unreasonable complainer.

I hope this helps some.

Hugs,
Dee

kelly71
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 726
   Posted 8/29/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Dee,
 
Thanks for your "nurse advice."  I think my mom has a problem accepting my problem because she's in denial (she doesn't want to think of her baby actually being sick), she feels guilty (I've been the kid that has been written off as crazy for the past 20 years), and maybe she doesn't believe it exists-which is unbelievable considering my sister (who is also a nurse) also has fibro-but she seems to manage well.  BTW-I'm also in lupus limbo.  It doesn't help that I also have a medical background-I've been a vet tech for over 17 years.  A lot of people don't think that veterinary medicine is that complicated, but actually, there is a fine line between human and veterinary medicine.  Basically, what I mean is that I'm not a medical moron just because I work with animals.  I do have an Associates Degree and a license.  I hope that makes sense. confused   BTW-I'm not trying to say that you think any of these things about me, I'm just talking in general.  Again, I don't know if that makes sense.  And so begins my babble...LOL wink
 
Both my mom and I are very stubborn, and I have tried so hard to make her understand-even telling her point blank how I am feeling.  Of course, I get the "I know-I'm a terrible mother," and "I know you don't believe me, but I do care," kind of responses. rolleyes   In the past, I would totally play into her games, but I refuse to dance that dance with her, anymore.  All I want her to do is to tell me that she believes me, and she's willing to learn about what I'm going through.  I think that's what bothers me the most-I feel like my feelings are being dismissed by my own mother. sad
 
I just want to move home, and I can't do it until I get both the money (which she promised to pay for since I'm on disability), and the help, because there is no way I can physically do this alone. sad
 
OK, that was a total, babbling, rant of nonsense.  LOL, sorry-it's what I do. blush   Anyway, if I haven't confused the **** out of you, I hope you can try to understand what I'm trying to say.  LOL-because I'm not even sure what I'm trying to say! eyes
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix to try to quit smoking (started 08/20/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


hhh
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 8/30/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly wrote:
"there is a fine line between human and veterinary medicine. Basically, what I mean is that I'm not a medical moron just because I work with animals."

Hey Kelly. Just wanted to say that I've heard more than once that a lot of the doctors we see chose to go to med school and become a doctor after they flunked out of vet school. Veterinary medicine is apparently only for the brightest of the bright so good for you!!

kelly71
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 726
   Posted 8/30/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
hhh (Holly, right?),
 
Well, think about it.  Human doctors have to know about one species-humans.  Veterinarians need to know about dogs, cats, horses, birds, goats, pigs, CHICKENS (miss you Mama Bird), sheep, etc.  So, in reality, vets know more medical info than "human doctors."  LOL-that sounds funny-especially since I've run into a few docs that I don't consider "human." rolleyes
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix to try to quit smoking (started 08/20/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson

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