Thank you for all your kind replies. Yes, I have my wonderful mate - we met on eHarmony after my husband of 43 years died of colon cancer and 4 months later I lost my leg. We cannot marry because I would lose my social security, It is so wonderful that when the pain is at its worse I can curl up next to Bob and he will just hold me and make me feel cherished. Pain is bad but loneliness and pain is unindurable.
Tony - you almost have to describe chronic pain as a person - just regular words don't work: hurt, sharp, burning. I have always said boiling oil but I like your description better. Breakthrus are the absolute pits.
Anice -I was given elevil as a sleep aid. At one time I was taking 150 mg a night. With all my other meds I take 50 mg.
Severe diabetic neuropathy, 3 stents, arthritis, R/BK amputee
Duragesic pain patches, Vicodin ES, Elevil, insulin and lots of other meds