Hi WV girl and welcome to the Chronic Pain forum.
I am so sorry you are having such a miserable time getting proper help. You have received some great advice and lots of our 'world famous' friendship and compassion...some even call it *love*...
And Straydog is great for her experience with a pain pump. We do have others with them too so I'm sure you will get more input. I am going to add the 'pain pump' words to your topic so others with them will notice it and come help.
PaLady is right about
Straydog (Susie)...some days it's hard for her to type but others she does better. Don't tell her but I think she's such a sweetheart.
One thing for all of us to remember is that none of us are doctors but we can and do offer whatever experiences we have... and in some ways that better than any doc can offer. Not knocking doctors since we'd be lost without them, but often they have not experienced what they are treating. Like Chronic Pain?
Below is a link to some help in using the forum. It can be confusing when you are first learning to use it. Also we have our Chat Night on Thursdays at 6 PM Pacific Time, 9 PM Eastern. I'll post a reminder with helps on how to get there and use the chat rooms on Thursday Mornings. Plus we'd love you to join our daily Koffee Klatch. You'll see some of them on the first page or too. It's a small part of our day when we concentrate on anything BUT pain. In fact the 'P' word is banned on that thread......
We chat about
fun memories, favorite foods, silly movies or sometimes YOU are the one who has to come up with the questions. Play on the days you like and if a question isn't your favorite then just read what others are posting. We certainly do deserve to remember that even though we live with pain 24/7 we are like everyone else...we need to laugh, forget about
our problems for a while, have wonderful, caring friends, and for a short time be almost 'normal.
I will say prayers for you tonight that you receive some relief from your pain. Please do make sure to tell your pm doctor about
the cancer and the lung problems. Most doctors are very good about
prescribing proper doses of pain medications to cancer patients. I do hope he listens.
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