Loretta i am so very glad you are getting better, i will never in my life forget my first and last and only time i decided to stop taking the meds being given at that time i was only taking vicoden es. i really felt like i was going to die and actually wished (but not really) that i would no one can explain just how awful withdrawal is. i had no idea, by the time it was basically over 1 month had gone by, although i still had some withdrawal syptoms, it became very clear to me that my pain was sooooo real, i was not a hypocondriac, or lazy, or any of the other things my mother kept telling me i was. i knew then (and this was like in 1996) that i began to tune her out, unfortunatley it wasnt that easy. now with your help and many others it is gone never to be revisited. sorry it seems i have made this about myself. so back to you again i am so happy for you and am hoping this is a great beginning of a much better life for you without having to deal with the blinding pain we all experience. good job stay with it and many blessings to you. hoping you have very low pain days, love and soft hugs.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson