Absolutely no way are you being selfish. Ater what you have been thru just recently alone is more than enough. That extra little something can go a very long way with a person.
I remember all so well the steroid days, how my family survived is beyond me. Its ironic, a few days ago my daughter and her husband were talking about
those days. I was getting trigger point injections every 2 weeks sometimes every week, it was for both the neck & back. My dr would do as many as 16 injections at a time. I managed to be very active back then. They both said I was like clockwork to predict. I was going full steam ahead, then all of a sudden they wouldn't see me for 2-3 days because of severe pain. Then it was time for the injections and they were always done on a Friday morning, the kids stayed up alot of times with me for the next 48 hours I never went to bed. It was as hard on them as it was me,lol.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.