Posted 9/14/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -8)
Pain is a symptom of your disease. If you need pain meds to get through the day, by all means, use them. But that doesn't mean pain meds are all you do.
You and your doctor should be looking for the source of the pain, seeing if you need a different treatment, getting to the bottom of it.
I think of pain meds as temporary until we find out what the problem is and fix it. I don't accept that it can't be fixed, even if it means surgery.