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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 4/12/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!!!!
I am new and living in Canada. I have as far back as I can remeber have had this chronic pain. I do not know what is wrong with me and it is killing me.
To start with I was diagnosed in 1995 with lupus while still living in the states.
Moved to Canada and married my DH. A wonderful man..
Here my family doctor which if you live in Canada you may be aware a family Dr is very hard to come by. He told me I did not have lupus after first good physical he told me instead that I have Fibro. Well that was a blow after being treated for so long for lupus. I was very active and working. Later on in 2005 He told me after I was tested because of disturbing symptoms that I had cancer in both breasts. I then had a complete breakdown. Mind you I thought I was dying. Well 6 weeks later guess what.........no cancer.......I had extreme anxiety and even went back to work. Well then anxiety attacks came so often I didnt know what would happen. I hurt my knee at work and was off for a while. I also came up on the waiting list for my surgery to have veins stripped and then 2 weeks later my foot surgery came up. Well needless to say I became extremely depressed gained weight. Oh in the middle of all that had emergency hysterectomy. Gods this is long. Well i was off for 2 years treating depression anxiety and post traumatic stress.
I went back to work emotionally fragile. Recently I had an accident at work and hurt my back badly. I am due to go specialist for back on Mon. I am so very depressed again and back to therapy. I hurt plain and simple. I am on oxycodone for pain which screws with my stomach as do any paim meds i take. I am so sorry this is long just want someone to understand and maybe I can find some help thru this forum. Thanks for listening any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have begun to eat healthier and trying to excercise a bit as tolerated. I am tired of hurting.

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 4/12/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sweetie, sounds like you have been really run through the ringer; no wonder you are anxous and depressed! My depression has increase with the chronic back, hip pain. I hope for you a good back dr as there are so many that either give you the run around or suggest surgery as an only option.

I see a therapist too, for many years. While she provides support while in her office, I have found really good support, information, compassion from the people/friends I have met on this forum.

Good luck to you in this extremely tiring physical & psychological period.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 395
   Posted 4/13/2008 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
God bless u sweetie, what alot of trauma to your body! Depression is a big issue with ppl w/chronic pain, as I'm sure u know. Best of luck to you, hope to see u around, this seems like a nice group of ppl, very caring.
I am not my pain, it does not own me.

Elite Member

Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/14/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW
I am also a Canadain and yes it is tough real tough to get a family doc here
I am in Ontario
I hope you will find this forum as supportive as I have read thru back posts and threads as well as in resources and know ppl here really understand you and what you are going thru
Stay with us

I am sorry for all the pain you are having I do hope you find your answers

  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Anxiety/ Panic and Other Disorders
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/14/2008 8:39:25 AM (GMT-6)

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