TN, the subtleties of what you have written speak volumes to me. I feel like you and I must feel quite similar. It is odd that we even have similar jobs. I am truly sorry that you can understand me so. RE the job, I have so checked out. I now work for the most brutally cut-throat organization in my experience and for the wealthiest person I have ever personally encountered. . .and I have SO checked out. I mean, I do my work and I am good at what I do and so rare that I think I am allowed more leeway than most. But I'm less diplomatic than ever (and if you only knew), suffer no idiots, and stupidly poke bears. I'm not generally a jerk, and I have asked, but I don't take any crap at all. . .which is not a good mix if you think about
what I wrote about
the job. Checking out of work has helped me a lot though.
Oh hey, this is funny work stuff! I must take my neurontin on a tight schedule and I always end up in a meeting when the alarm goes off. It's happened in interviews, during presentations, you name it. I am invariably asked, awkwardly, about
the pill. I have decided to fight awkward with really awkward and now just deadpan "Sorry, I've got to go take this or my voice is going to start cracking and my edit are gonna grow back." I have a deep voice and a large beard. My therapist was laughing over that one. Reactions in the conference room have been mixed. I love it. Seems weird for folks to ask directly about
your meds. One coworker I had never met before passed me in a hallway and said "DANG!(corrected by the forum) What's that scar from?" I've been saying that I lost a "Beat-it style knife fight," referring to the Michael Jackson video, but it's not as jolting of an explanation as I would like.
Abilene, thank you as always for the encouragement and your experience. I am so glad you are doing as well as you are. I sure would not wish my fate on anyone.
So the real reason I am up tonight, aside from the every-other-night fentanyl induced insomnia that I have developed into an effective time for a sort of Socratic consideration of a topic du jour, is to disclose some rather grim but potentially useful information related to my pain perception. BTW, I try to stay still and not get up and on here during the non-sleep to try and eek out some form of rest. I work 12 hour days minimum these days. Anyhoo, I meant to put it in here last time, but am really conflicted about
writing it down: Despite loving my family and not wanting them to have to live without me, I know I am a sizable burden and have a life-altering amount of life insurance. . .locked that in after my wreck. I know it's no compensation for such a swell soul as me, but lets say it would be far from the worst possible alternative. I also do not want to leave my wife for selfish reasons; I love her more now than ever and more so each second it seems. . .yet, I feel as she ages it may be harder for her to find a replacement, which places some time pressure on my choice. I am pretty sure most women, including my wife, would not consider the situation in this way. But for my person I have old-fashioned gender identity and therefore want to make sure my wife is secure. . . .and I know financial security is only a component of security, but I have few other such components at my disposal.
Hey guys, I said it was grim. BUT, the good news is that since the trigger points, I'm now a few days beyond the second set. That is since the first set of injections, the second are just beginning to take effect too. That's a lot of progress! Maybe it's sad, but it's finally moving in the right direction. Maybe I have hit bottom? I hope so, and I kinda mean the word "hope."
On the trigger points, I saw this time that he used 10cc divided into 4 injections in places I identified on my back and neck. The nurse said it was an unusual amount, so I mention it FYI. I also asked him to go as deep as he possibly could.
I am sorry that you are struggling as you are but I would encourage you to talk to your therapist about
the feeling you have going to. Your wife & children need you for much than just monetary value. Please review the rules here at Healing Well. As a result of the rules a lot of your post I have edited. Yes, many of us have had these very thoughts before, it just seems to be the nature of the beast. You are a very smart man, try to get some help you will not regret it. Take care.
Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 5/6/2015 11:57:10 AM (GMT-6)