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Just a poem I wrote.

Jun 07, 2016 8:28 PM

As I sit under this empty tree,
I wonder how life could be so cruel to me.
I give my all to those around,
But karma doesnt come back to my ground.

There are no answers that I can see,
To ease this pain applied to me.
But it will end sooner than you know,
When all I have to do is let go.

I cannot wait for karma to return,
The love for me that I most yearn.
All I hope is you learn from this,
To take more care of those you may miss.

Jun 07, 2016 8:41 PM

Your poem really struck a chord with me. Thank you for sharing it. What is going on with your pain right now?

Jun 07, 2016 8:45 PM

Thanks 😊 Pain's still the same, ever there, ever changing. It's never in the one spot for long. I've run out of painkillers & am hoping the chemist will sell me more because of the stupid new law. 'sigh'

Jun 08, 2016 2:29 PM

Thank you for sharing. I hope you know you aren't suffering alone. And while others around may not understand, we all do. We are all different but we all understand chronic pain and how it affects our lives.

From my own experience, the level of pain spikes go up and down, in no certain pattern, and seems to be affected by vague & various things, including my emotions. Do you try relaxation, listen to music, stretches, or anything else to try and relax your body? Many of us do these things and more to occupy our minds and try to give our bodies a little break from pain. What type of doc are you under? A pain specialist helped my back pain & cervicogenic headaches a lot, by epidural steroid injx. But the fibro, OA, DDD, sjogrens and other issues he didn't address. So my PCP is helping by gabapentin and muscle relaxers.

It's sort of by trial & error of trying different things that we find what works best for ourselves. I kept seeing others talk about taking magnesium and vitamin D supplements but wondering how they could possibly help. I knew I was deficient in vitamin D, so I figured I'd try it & magnesium, and they have helped. I don't have the same intensity of shooting nerve pain, neuropathies that I did before taking them. But I was on gabapentin too, and wanted to know for sure the supplements were the cause of change, so I stopped taking the gabapentin for nearly 2 months. The pain didn't increase, it was just more noticeable in my hands & feet. I'm now back on the gabapentin too and except for the fingers & toes I don't notice the nerve pain as much. But not everything works for everyone. Just try different things and see if it can help while you try to get your prescriptions filled. Hugs & prayers you can find relief from some of the pain and soon! 🙂💕🙏🌼

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