Posted 7/20/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -6)
Once nerves are damaged, and there is no chance of them getting better, do they get worse, or is my increase in pain just all in my mind.
My pain doc has made it perfectly clear that his job is not to repair the problem but to control the pain, and he also insinuated that my nerve pain is increased by my thinking about it. I have noticed that at times my pain can be decreased by getting my mind off of it, and that at times like at night when I am winding down and I have nothing else to think about except the pain that it does in fact increase. Then when I get involved with something like a TV show or somehting that it does start to subside. BUT its been 2 years since my injury and my foot doc says my increase in pain is probably because I am trying to do more, but I dont see that I am doing that much more and my pain is most definately getting worse and getting further up my leg.
So, is it getting worse or am I making it worse?
I am getting extremely frustrated to the point I actually find myself being
bitter and resentful to people who can walk normally just because they can and I cant. I have since the beginning been so optimistic and positive, but now when someone says "wow you look like you your getting around good" I just want to blow up at them.
O happy day.
CRPS what a piece.
Permanent severe nerve damage from crushing injury.
CRPS, unwillingness to take meds. Doomed to a life of misery but with a positive outlook.