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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Pain..... it's just a 4 letter word.  Simple little word, has lots of different ways to use it... pain in the butt, they are just being a pain....and for one..... I'm really getting mad about having it in my vocabulary.   I feel like thats all I ever say any more, pain here, pain there, oh I can do that cause I'll hurt. (That's another 4 letter word that makes me mad)  I really thought that once I had surgery in April of 2007, by now I'd be (woo hoo word I love) pain-free, well even having less-pain, would be a God-send.  If what it is now is nerve pain, which feels the same as muscle and having a ruptured disc, then it really just SUCKS!!!!!!!!!  I have better words I'l love to use, but I dont want anyone eyes to fall out from reading such language. LOL....  I just get frustrated from the pain.  My hubby is really good to me and listens, I know he understands, cause he's been through a wreck himself and has pain daily, but I also know he gets tired of hearing it.  Heck, I get tired of saying it.  I'm sitting here at work, having took 1/2 a pain pill and after 30 minutes it wasnt enough to help so I had to take the other 1/2.  I hate, having to take anything here, it doesnt make me loopy or anything.  I just hate to know I have to depend on the darn meds.   I hate pills of any type, before this all started in 2005, Alan would have to almost hold me down to take meds.  I just do not like knowing I have to take something, taking blood pressure meds made me cry for 3 days after I got put on them.  Now the new doctor says it might be nerve damage and with what I've read over the internet there isn't much that can be done, which will mean I'll have to keep taking pain pills cause nothing else seems to help.  Soma's just make me sleepy, they really don't help the cramps in my legs or back.  Naproxin (sp) and or Celebrex seem to help a little, I can tell when I'm on or off them, and steroids...ohhhh well NOT going back there again. 
Ok, as you can tell its on of those dang days.  I'm sorry I've vented so much.  I'm just p***ed at the moment, this dang PAIN is really starting to tee me off, and I'm not sure it that is a good thing or not LOL.....
Well bossman is hollaring so I better get myself pulled back together before he comes in here....
Thanks for letting me vent and for puttin up with me
Trouble confused mad

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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16792
   Posted 5/11/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Trouble, vent away, you deserve to. You went thru alot to make things better and this is what you ended up with. I would be real PO'd too. I know with crohns which is totally unrelated to our CP, but I have tried so many medications and some with potential horrid side effects, from cancer to death. All of this in an attempt to make my life better, only to be disappointed one more time. Just doesn't seem right some days does it? I am getting tired of getting lemons and making lemonade myself.

As the old saying goes "there is more room out than there is in" so vent away. Susie

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 5/11/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Susie (straydog) vent all you need, hope that by venting that maybe you got
a little relief, Taking meds shouldn't interfer with your life, I try to avoid taking pain meds
in the morning as they do make it hard for me to drive....have you looked into physical therapy
maybe schedule during lunch break, just a thought..ask your doctor about a portable TENS unit
I totally agree with susie, I get tired of making lemonade as well, we just ain't always going to be
sun shiney and rosy...
yur friend Chart...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's and Ocular Migraines


White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3702
   Posted 5/11/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
You know Trouble if you can't vent here about your pain, then just where in the world can you vent your feeling about it? At least here everyone understands, and gives you support, and that is allot more than what I can say about most people I know! So vent away, and we can join you in your tears and frustration, an you can know that you are not alone!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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