I have tried for years to get his primary care doc to refer him to pain management but he won't do it. I think the primary's concern is the possibility of falls if pain meds are increased.
Both of my parents want to stay at home. We've been doing our best to honor their wishes, but it is getting harder. My father had a major fall down the stairs a few years ago & has been rapidly going downhill, health and pain wise. My mom has dementia, so she can't care for him, much less remember to do anything. Needless to say, each day is a challenge.
I work full time & have my own health/chronic pain issues, but between work & my folks, I just have to gut it out. I'm fortunate in that my husband/friend for life has taken on the weekday tasks after getting laid off a few years ago. That layoff turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I would never be able to take care of them without his help.
I have gotten off topic here, sorry for the rambling. I think the stress of everything is catching up...
If anything, thank you for listening
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