Jim1969, I am going out on a limb here and taking from your name 1969 is the year of your birth. I hope I am not overstepping any boundaries here. Be that as it may, Im thinking maybe it time for a little radical movement, only now unstead of riding in VWs or VW buses, we will be in walkers, wheelchairs, canes any and all of the tools we need to make our quality of life better.
I simply do not understand why everything is a fight, who decides across the board, what medications are right for you, your wife, not the doctors who at least know what you need and will try to get it for you. Politicians?
Ok, enough I know I am on thin ice here, so I will leave you with these thoughts "we all (cp patients and all other diseases and conditions listed) have to be allowed to have some choice in the way and the how we are being treated with the disease of chronic pain. We already have to prove just how badly we hurt, 24-7 no one seems to really care.
If any of us is fortunate enough (and I am) to have a good pain management doctor, then why must we continue to have to fight for our "our" doctors orders. It seems it should be simple, you need this, here you get what you need so you can get out of bed each and every day. Just to get out of bed.
Ok, think I have said enough, maybe to much. Please I am hoping all have low pain days. Tender hugs to all.
I have know idea why this is now typing sideways of sorts, I better get off this thing before I do something to it that makes it have to be fixed.
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