White Beard said...
I had been in photography, and they turned the career field over to civilians so I went into simulators,
I am just wondering if you are feeling kind of that way about your career?
When I was in high school I was to be enlisted in the Navy for an Aerial Photography position of some sorts, or at least that was the plan according to my recruiter after basics. What area were you in? My parents changed their mind while I was at my swearing in ceremony (I was under 18 so they needed to sign). I then went to college for something else that they wanted.
Ended up getting married, having kids, then going back to school for OT. My CP issues started the summer between my junior and senior years. I can work in many areas, I have tried acute rehab, but it was to physical for me. I have settled on school based and geriatric activities, which are not very physical. Thankfully, I am not in a position that I would need to disclose meds.
My doctors reasoning for LTD and SSD is that even with good pain control, that wont do anything for the lack of reflexes, neuro damage, instability and general inability to sit, stand, lift etc... Also, in order to get "good" pain control, that I dont have now, I would need to up my meds significantly, which I refuse to do due to the safety issues I need to keep in mind to drive and keep up with everyone. He doesnt have to many people that chose to be in pain, just to keep their career. Thats why the SCS was something I thought would give me a few more years. Maybe it will, who knows but I will need to wait till they will do it now. I know that its just masking the pain and damage, but not sure what else to do. However with the new Syringomeylia DX and the increase of RSD/CRPS symptoms they may need to stick the SCS in my brain to cover everything (joking of course).
I guess I dont really take care of my health and well being to good at this point,lol.
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion non union with hardware issues. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1. SCS trial successful awaiting placement after fusion revison 6/11.
MEDS:Fentanyl Patch 25 & 12.5 mcg, Fentora 100mcg, Oxyfast 10mg, Morphine Sulfate 15mg, AtacandHCT32/12.5mg, Clonidine, Zofran.