My name is Deb, I just turned 40, I'm married to my best friend (cheesy) Tom for the past 12 years, I am from Indiana (weather is a bit crazy each day you get surprised), and I suffer from pain chronic long term pain. I have suffered from pain for the last 20 years.
My areas of pain are located in my neck, shoulders, mid to low back, right hip, and left knee pain. Also the last 2 years I have suffered from right shoulder pain and have had 3 major surgeries on it. I also suffer from migraine headaches. Can I catch a break?
I have very little support, my husband is just tired of hearing about it, hes tired of doctor's appointments, and of my complaining. Pretty much everyone in my life offers no support because they don't understand it's long term chronic pain and not pain that last a day or a week.
I'm frustrated because I'm tired too. I'm tired of doctor's, I'm tired of driving an hour to see the pain management doctor. I am tired of the pharmacy. I am tired of swallowing pills to feel better but really they don't make me feel better.
My medications include morphine er, zanaflex, multiple antidepressants, antianxiety meds, and vitamins. I take a total of 25 pills a day. That's alot and I feel unsafe my liver has to have some damage.
One thing that helps is a good scream every now and then to help get my frustration out. My pain has caused other medical conditions as well. I mean you suck PAIN!
Well that's me in a nutshell (literally).