Theresa Welcome to Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum, I am glad to see that you have a good support system, with family that are there for you and care about you. Now you have another family that cares about you and can empathize with you and understand what it is like to live with chronic pain.We might not be able to cure you, and we are not doctors, but we can lend you our ears, and be here to listen to you, and share in your frustrations and pain and maybe even some of your joys! You have your family at home and now you have your family here at the chronic pain forum!
I do hope that your PM doc keeps close tabs on you while you are taking your holiday from the pain meds. If things get really tough for you and your pain becomes unbearablle make sure you see your PM doc right away! I hope this period with out the pain meds helps you, I do wish you all the best!
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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!