Good to hear from you. I'm sorry that you're not doing so well. I've been fighting really bad depression lately as well. It definitely doesn't help things & probably makes everything - stress, pain, sleep - worse.
I haven't been doing so great pain wise either. My doctor & I decided to put me back on pain meds at night. They don't do much for me, but now that I've been off them for 6 or 7 months I realized that maybe they were helping a little more than I thought - at night, anyway. I actually got 5 hrs of sleep the other night thanks to the meds, so that was fantastic (I usually get about
3)! I don't want to mess around with them during the day though, been there, done that for a long time & I don't think it was worth it.
Other than that I'm still waiting on the appeal for my stimulator trial. I'm really frustrated because I got everything together on my end, but the surgeon's office is taking their bloody time! I must have put 10 phone calls in to them in the last two weeks just to verify that they got everything I sent them & the lady never returned my calls, so I have no idea whether they got the info I sent or didn't, or if they have submitted the appeal yet, or not. I only have 60 days to do this, and it's already been over 30! I'd just submit the appeal myself, but I'd STILL need to speak with her in order to get the surgeon's appeal letter! Hopefully
I can get the ball rolling this week.
Post Edited (skeye) : 2/7/2010 7:25:55 PM (GMT-7)