Posted 2/18/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)
I wish I had Ruby Slippers or a magic wand and could make everything better instantly. Pain and illnesses can be very lonely events and I know that we need good support networks around us to keep functioning. It sounds like the re location has left you without reliable medical care. An internist and pain specialist are a must. Chronic pain patients have to take care not to allow depression to take hold. Can you call any of your old friends or family and talk on the phone for instant companionship. Research local hospitals for clinics and specialists with good reputations and support groups. Get outside and take and walk or get some exercise if you can. What about church. Is there a religious organization or church nearby? Many congregations are extremely welcoming. Are you being treated for depression? There are lots of great people here that you can post or chat with. Welcome. Sorry but I live on the other side of the coast, but I am always here to listen.