My Journey May 15

Today has been a lot of pain, all day with no relief at all.
When the Dr told me "Older people don’t need as much pain medicine" I really lost it.
Does he think just because we are a year older, our pain meds should be cut.
He should realize that the pain only gets worse, especially when there is multiple pain conditions to consider.
I have RSD, Fibro, Ankylosing Spondylitis and a bunch or other conditions, unfortunately they all cause pain.
Also nerve damage from a broken neck and back (different accidents) the pain is everywhere and RSD all by itself is extremely painful..
Undertreatment of pain has to be considered a cause of death among older Americans. Many people just give up and decide to stop living because they just can’t face the agony any longer.
How much better our lives could be with the proper treatment for pain.
I can’t sit, stand or walk more than a few minutes at a time.
Some days I have to use the motorized wheelchair or just not even get up.
With proper pain control I could at least function in some kind of way, without having to lie down all the time.
When will things change for Chronic Pain Patients?
Writing and taking every opportunity to spread the work about addiction, dependency and the difference is important.
We are NOT Addicts, we are not Liars, and we "don’t need exercise"
It is NOT all in our heads, although that hurts too,. The medical community needs to re evaluate their attitudes about pain control
When the politions say, "War on drugs" the are reall making "War on those who suffer in Chronic Pain"
The addicts will always find a way to get what they want. But pain patients have to feel like criminals because we are living in pain.
 
/seems like I keep saying the same thing over and over. But this is how I have to live.
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About albanylinlin5

Love reading with my Kindle 2, Rode the big bikes all my life, but can't ride anymore. Love spending time with a special person who can enjoy b eing quiet together or out and about having fun. Love music, Susan Boyle, early Charlotte Church and more
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