Hey y'all, I have been hanging around for a couple of weeks. I am needing to tell you that I don't have Fibro or anything autoimmune disease. This being said, I really needed to tell y'all. I really do understand chronic pain, as I have started dealing with this last six or seven years.My neck causes most of my pain, with some joints like my hips from arthritis. All of this has taken a huge toll on me personally, professionally, relationships, etc.
I hope that I can support you all, as I personally have found y'all have so soo wonderful to me. My pain levels have been very high lately. There are some things happening to the disc above and below my fusion. I want to be able to talk about it , and not sound whiny like oh she really does not understand cuz she don't have ..etc...
I have a Loving husband whom when I do share if I am having a particularly hard day... Wants me to run to the ER or something. He doesn't want me to hurt. I have shared with you that I don't use narcotics. My doctor prescribes them only for extremely painful times and with the past addicted period of my life even nine years in my past...I am still scared it will happen again. So, I use Icepacks, stretching, meditation, try try try to keep my stress levels in control. I found out to that continued reliance on narcotics for me increased my pain. When I weaned off of them I realized I wasn't walking around all day with a pain level of 10. I was amazed when I took aspirin for a headache and it freaking worked.
Okay, I have shared. I hope I have not offended anyone here. I need the support more than ever now. I am 52/I have suffered more depression in the past 2/years. I have no life. I have daily manageable pain but the anxiety of everything has been bad.
Thank you for listening and its one of those days when I am not feeling physically good. Upper torso pain and spasms. Well.. Now I will wait to hear from anyone.Thanks, Love and Blessings, Terri