May I also Welcome you to the Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum! What you have been told by everyone is definitely true! I personally don't think you will find a more caring and compassionate group of people anywhere on the internet! We can't give you any medical advice to cure you, but we can lend you our ears and listen to you and let you know that you are not alone with your pain! As they say misery loves company, well by coming here, you will have plenty of company! I will tell you, we all share in your pain, and frustrations, and maybe just maybe by sharing your feelings with us, we can give you our support, and, who knows it just might ease the burden of your pain abit! You know Amy, all the people here have CP in common, so we not only can sympathize with you, but also empathize!. And that makes a huge difference! Because we honestly know how it feels to be in constant pain, we have felt it, and continue to feel it, CP is our constant partner! Anyway I am sorry that you are having chronic pain, but I am happy that you have found this site!!!. Hopefully you will find, like so many of us have, that the people here on this forum are all like family!
So again I wish you all the best! and I welcome you to our CP family!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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 I am White Beard with a White Beard!