Posted 9/17/2007 2:41 AM (GMT -6)
I try not to whinge and whine too much, especially to family and friends, so sorry you guys - today it's your turn
I'm in so much pain at the moment, I'm finding it hard to sit still. I suffered a work injury 4 1/2 years ago, to my shoulder, arm, neck and also have fibromyalgia. Because I'm on Workcover, all my treatments and medications are paid for by them (thank god), but they also pull rank and at the moment have stopped myotherapy treatment while they review its need
So now I am taking so many meds I feel like I rattle, and the pain killers cause consitpation so I try not to take them, but don't have much choice cos the pain is just gettng worse and worse.
When I got injured I was fit, healthy and active, doing 5 fitness classes a week and walking for miles every week. Now I struggle to walk a few metres, have put on over 40 kg and am lucky if I can do 5 minutes on the exercise bike I bought to try and keep me moving. I hated medications before.... now:
on rising - 1 tab to stop severe indigestion, 1 antihistamine
after breakfast - 1 antidepressant, 1 BP tablet, 1 Vicodin
during the day - 2 panadeine forte, 1 valium
before dinner - 1 antihistamine, 1 antidepressant, 2 tegretol
after dinner - 1 Vicodin, 2 panadeine forte
before bed - valium or sleeping tablet if required
and if allergies are really bad - nasal spray and eye drops
Thank goodness my depression and anxiety and pretty well under control at the moment
My payments are about to be terminated from my insurer and I will then get about 1/2 of what I was getting, on a pension.
I am looking for work so hard - I did have one (part time) but got made redundant.
I'm good - but I just wanted to have a whine.
Thanks for listening!!
They say life is a bowl of cherries........... we just have to learn how to spit out the pips!