well palady, after 28 and a half years of chronic pain i think i qualify!!! things have been horrific since being born, and nothing on this earth worked. No meds, no ops, not even new age fandangled things. Yeh i had kids throughout my awful pain, but i had to if i wanted a family. Constantly off school growing up, fainting through pain in front of friends, most of my life couldnt walk or stand straight!!! i now have a lumber arch, which my consultant told me about. Finally after a miserable life of not being able to do the things i should have been doing i can. It has been a long road. A long road that my kids know why mummy is lying down. A life where i couldnt be a proper wife or proper friend. I have been off my meds for 2 months, i had my last op june laast year. A combo of things finally helped, and i am not ashamed to say i am finally well. But i still think that it does not make any less an appropriate person to be on the chronic pain site. Considering i have only been well 2 months, pain is all i know.
Throughout this site stories are always heartbreaking, everytime i read somethng new i want to reach out and hug that person and tell them that things can get better. Once upon a time i was told by docs i had this for life!!!! well i dont, and i am happy. Sharing good things and bad things is the whole point of this site. I know from coming here, i had my hopes raised and it worked. Every one needs hope in their life. I also only mentioned the age issue, because you mentioned it yourself in your post, bu i am also not the only one to suggest things to you. i had absoloutly no intention of upsetting you, but please do not make light of the problems i have suffered since birth just because i am finally free of it, but i also have no idea if it will last, i am enjoying life while i can, so please do not make me feel guilty about it
always thinking of you amanda x
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
so much better. now concentraing of food intolerances, odd bad day
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole
now med free!!!
LOCATION- North east of scotland