Old injuries have a way of coming back. Today when I woke up, I couldn’t move my neck. It took me several minutes to get my head up from the pillow. Had to actually grab my hair and roll my head and then sort of roll off the bed.
This is because I broke my neck in three places in 1963, was paralized and lost my voice from the crush injury to the front of my throat. I could only whisper for months then got my voice back.
So at times I still have days when my neck is in horrible pain. But they don’t usually last more than a day or two.
But along with everything else, RSD, Ankylosing Spondylitis , nerve damage from when I broke my lower back in three place.
Arthritis and assorted other conditions, unfortunately they all cause pain.
Although I do some pain meds, I don’t get enough to help the pain much, not even on the “good” days. Nor will the Dr give me anything for break through pain.
Doctors are so afraid to write a prescription for enough pain meds to actually help one to function enough to get through a day without excruatign pain.
Have you heard, “You look good to me” or “you should be used to it by now” or “You’re too young to be in pain like you say you are?”
Yeah, right call me a liar and demean the pain all in one breath.
The ER here is useless and they hate to have any pain patient walk in.
They make sure you can overhear them when they say GOMER . GOMER = Get Outta My Emergency Room or MHI – No Human Involved. This is so the pain patient will be so humiliated that they will writhe in pain or just stop living rather than come back to their ER. Many people do commit suicide every year because they just can’t get enough help with the pain.
RSD is a extremely painful disease and yet DR don’t want to understand how bad that pain is.
I have heard a DR say, “All you need is exercise” Yeah, right, if I could walk more than a few steps at a time, that would be great.
Pain is a disease all by itself, regardless of the source or sources of that pain. When pain is Chronic Intractable Pain we do need help. And that help is opiate pain releivers.
People in pain need help.