!!Time To VENT!!

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Mrs. Dani
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 1/24/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
          Dear Friends & Family,
     Most of us are quiet, and emotionally much stronger than those around us. It is one of the side effects of long term chronic pain. It isn't that it DOESN'T bother us. On the contrary, it does. A LOT! But, often times, we keep it all bottled up inside.
    Who better to vent to than those who know you best? This thread is for getting it all out. For venting.  It is important that we take the time to release the frustration... least we have a major blow up.
     This is where you can let it out. Once you let it go.. forgive and forget. As best you can. Get it out and take a deep breath. We wont take offense, we understand. Share it with us.
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TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

Chronic Pain Moderator

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 1/24/2011 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Here goes..... I am so sick and tired of having to explain to people why I have a handicap sticker....I mean, is it really any of your freakin business? NO!!! I have it for a reason....I use when I need to....and I don't when I don't. So, to all of those people that see me walking without the use of a cane or a wheelchair HUSH!!! Do Not ASSUME anything.... Are you just jealous? Do you wish you could park the 25 feet closer to the door? I bet you wouldn't be jealous if you had to live with the pain I do every day....

And another thing...to all the nosy Pharmacists....I have been on pain meds for years, I know what they are and I know what they do...so stop looking at me like I'm a drug dealer....mind your business....and give me my bag please!!


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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1560
   Posted 1/24/2011 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Amen sister Uniq...you tell um!!!!!
My vent for the day.....is simple.....for all of those Worker's Compensation people that decide as to what procedures we get to actually try and what we don't....JUST sign the freakin paper that allows us who do live in pain and have to depend on your scrawny brains to get these procedures and Shut UP!!!!  I worked my butt off for the privlidge to have workers comp to fall back on didn't I?  Now unless I go to Hutchenson 53 miles away or Wichita an hour and a half away your not going to okay me getting to do aquatic therapy?  Well, guess I know where I sit in your book of people we need to fix right away huh?
Just sign the darn paperwork for me to do the aquatic therapy and get over yourself!

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
   Posted 1/24/2011 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Amen to you scarred!!
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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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 1/25/2011 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
What is frustrating is all the people around me who do not have to live with chronic pain who try to minimize what I've gone through. If I happen to take something strong for my pain, and I used to have to all...the...time...they look at me like I'm a drug addict. I've been treated like that by nurses and doctors, too. On top of that, when I was working and shifting around in pain in my desk chair, my employers would take it personally and complain that I needed to figure out how to stop the pain so I wouldn't need meds. I wish!

What really hurts and annoys me is how superior they have all acted toward me. Even family and friends. It's gotten to the point where I don't want to be around anyone when I'm in pain so I end up spending a lot of time alone.

It sure teaches a person to rely on themselves! God forbid I should be hurt even worse someday! I get chills just thinking what the reaction would be if I were hospitalized for any reason.

I've gotten through a lot of my anger and frustration but it crops up now and then. I used to rant A LOT in my journal but often just kept it inside me. I live alone so fortunately no one bears the brunt of anything (but my cats are GREAT listeners). I've tried to explain what I'm going through but I think my appeals fell on deaf ears. Now I just stay away and keep it to myself, which is too bad since I love to be around people.

I never thought about the reason why I don't go to see friends much anymore until just now. I can feel the heart-hurt but also feel my shoulders beginning to rise in a sigh of "oh well." When I do that, it means that when they want to see me, they know where to find me.

Chronic back and neck pain - car accident, degenerative disc disease, chronic kidney stones, uninsured.

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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 1/25/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
My increasing pain levels have taken a huge toll on me physically and mentally. I don't know how much longer I can handle this. I'm behind on so many things, and I've disappointed so many people. I don't feel like myself anymore, and I really miss the former me. I'm sad, mad, and terrified. I know I need to have surgery, but I hate knowing that I'll be even more helpless for quite a while, and I'm worried that it will make me worse instead of better. I feel frozen.
Scoliosis fusion w/rods (92); herniated disc (96); partial removal of rods (97); microdiscectomy (97); sudden inc. in pain (08); tried various non-pharm treatments and take the following: baclofen, Nucynta, topomax, tramadol, welbutrin, ativan, ritilin. Considering a fourth surgery extending existing fusion to sacrum.
I design jewelry to distract myself from the pain: http://bit.ly/h3rcGT
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