Everything seems to fall apart now, what can I do to make things better?

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   Posted 1/17/2011 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got diagnosed with CP and several forms of disabling issues.
I feel so alone, things have just gone crazy.
I just want to know that someone else feels like I do.

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   Posted 1/17/2011 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buffter and welcome to Healing Well's chronic pain forum. I am sorry that you have to be here but very glad that you found us. Every person that comes to this forum has a different story to tell as to what brought them here. But, with that being said one thing about coming here you will see that you are not alone, we all suffer with chronic pain and some of us have many different medical problems in addition to chronic pain. It's a situation that some times makes us feel very alone with our suffering but know that you are not alone.

Oh yes, when we were first given the dx of CP we felt exactly as you do. It's a lot to take in and absorb all at one time. It is scary because things can change over night for many. What you are feeling is very normal. The best way to make it through this craziness of CP is a day at a time. You will go through so many different emotions along the way. But, one thing I want to stress to you is your life is not over, just another different chapter has begun. You have lots of life left to live and you just need to give everything time to slowly sink in. By coming here and reading and posting questions we can give you some pointers on different things we have tried. We are not drs and we cannot give medical advice but we can sure be here for you. I do hope that you have a good dr in your corner taking care of you, that is very important.

When you get a chance perhaps you will feel like sharing a little more info about yourself to us members here at the forum. Again, welcome aboard and take care.
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   Posted 1/17/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buffter, welcome to our family! Please know that the way you are feeling is normal and I am sure all of us here have felt that way at some point! That is the best part of our group....we really do understand! There seems to be a lot of different stages you must go through....and go through again....and again! It is definitely a process...but you will get through it, and you will find so many wonderful people here to help you get through it! Please tell us your story....we are here to listen and help with whatever we can....except medical advice, of course!! Look forward to getting to know you! Take care!

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus

Medications - MS-Contin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

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   Posted 1/18/2011 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buffter

Well you do not need to feel alone any longer! You have come to the right place if your suffering with chronic pain! I think you will find some of the most compassionate and caring people that you will find any where on the internet! It might help if you could share with us what is causing your CP and what your Doctor is doing to treat your chronic pain. What ever you are comfortable with sharing would be fine, it just makes it easier for people to help you! Just remember, that you can always come here and there is always someone here to listen and give you support! So feel free to vent your fears and frustrations, with having CP. You have a new family here to support you!

Good Luck to YOU!

White Beard
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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!

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   Posted 1/18/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Buffter and welcome to Healing Well. I am sorry you are dealing with so much right now. I hope you keep coming back here to talk to other people that know what you are going through. This is a great place!
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

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   Posted 1/18/2011 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't remember any Dr. actually saying the words "Chronic Pain" to me....ever! I've heard "Post Lamenectomy Syndrome", "DDD", "DJD", "Spinal Stenosis","Neuropathy". But not CP....Is that strange?

I know that that's what I have....because it encompasses all of the other DX'es I've gotten.

Having CP seems to be like having a LOCK on your life....and nobody knows where the key is. I know that in my case I feel Stuck in a deep dark hole and no ladder in sight. When I don't take my pain meds I feel like I'm walking in thick glue and trying to get across the room, only I can't even pull my feet up.

And even when I take them I feel like I'm walking and the distance never changes.... so I'm walking and walking and walking and never getting anywhere....

Some days are better then others but not many of them...

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