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Meeting New doctor tomorrow

Jan 19, 2016 7:47 PM

So I was assigned a Dr.for my sleep study . I'm hoping he is a good fit for me. I'm not to sure about using a cpap. The night in the hospital with one did not go very well but anyway I'm going to see him and see what he says.

Jan 19, 2016 8:47 PM

Newfibrogirl I will be thinking of you snd praying that he is able to assist you. Is anyone going with you?? I will be with you and if you want to take my number off the feeds I've put it in (I know I did for Jenna), you're more than welcome to text me so I can chat you right on through you... Wishing you all the best and sending you lots of luck and sending gentle {{{Hugs}}}| aw

Jan 19, 2016 8:54 PM

Thanks alwayz.. Your great.as of now my mom says she is gonna go with me..I'm kind of on the fence with letting her go with me. But I'm willing to try it.. I'm praying that this guy is good too. Thank you for being there for me and all of us.
How are u feeling ? Is your pneumonia vetting better?

Jan 20, 2016 2:38 PM

I'm having a rough go of it. I've got pneumonia and a bad cold and ear infection on top of that. Today I had to take my Dad to the doctor because he's been dizzy and listless. They did a complete physical and then I had to take him for chest X-rays, etc.. I've got a migraine to beat the band and 101 fever... It's all good though because my Dad is going to be ok, I just need some rest. {{{Hugs}}} and thanks so much for asking. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 20, 2016 2:49 PM

Wow..u really need some rest. I already know the answer to this. But it would be nice for your siblings to come and help out once in a blue moon. You need a good week just to tend to you. U might have half a chance to get better. If I were closer I would come help u out.

Jan 20, 2016 3:02 PM

Awww, thanks sweetheart. I appreciate that. I really do. It's ok, I'm used to it.. But yes, it would be nice. πŸ’•

Jan 20, 2016 3:05 PM

Your welcome.. You know I understand the feeling.. Ha... A little bit of help is always welcomed. Like today after my Dr appointment I'm in the kitchen making cookies for mom..she is all stressed out biut her diet so she had me male low fat cookies.. Ha.lol yeah I know.. But i did it..trying to find things she can snack on. And of course the cookies were blahhh...

Jan 20, 2016 3:06 PM

LOL!!! At least you made her cookies... And low fat at that!! You're a good daughter Newfibrogirl, don't forget that. I'm going to lay down. πŸ’•πŸ˜

Jan 20, 2016 3:07 PM

Thank u..yes..u lay down and rest.. Sleep well

Jan 20, 2016 8:53 PM

Hey all..im new here and dont know if my posts are showing up..lol i love this ap. So anyone been dumped by your pcp cuz your in so much pain and she said she couldnt do anything for me and that im a surgery seeker and im tarnished in the medical com. Needless to say im loosing hope..my pain keeps me up most nights and in my restlessness im ruining my relationship. My quality of life sucks. My pain dr told me to get a better job so i can get better insurance to get treated..im seriously loosing hope..sorry dont mean to be a downer i just dont understand why i have to live like this n soo much pain. Ive been told to walk yoga and other things i cant do. Ive aquired my dmv placard and a walker. I am seeing a new pcp fri any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Jan 20, 2016 8:57 PM

Ps..my diagnosis ..severe ddd ..lumbar radicular ..stenosis..two herniated discs..severe nerve imping at s1&s2..spondylosis..and fibro

Jan 20, 2016 9:44 PM

Hi walksoftly61 ..welcome to our group. I'm sorry for your pain . your post will be seen by more I'f u do I main post.. Posting here it'll only be seen by those who read through this feed. Every one here is open friendly and loving.. I'm sure you'll find a lot of help from. All the wonderful peot here.

Jan 21, 2016 11:42 AM

Welcome Walksoftly61! you will get more responses by posting a new thread and introducing yourself. Like Newfibrogirl said, not everyone will read this post, especially if they've already looked at it. But in answer to your post above, I'm sorry your PCP feels that way. I've either been through what you have (cervical fusion '92 & '95), or I'm currently suffering spinal issues you mentioned. They do cause a lot of pain and discomfort. In the past 4 years I've seen multiple orthopedists and neurologists. None of them are willing to do surgery until it gets so bad in having severe life threatening neurological symptoms. This seems to be the new trend of these type doctors everywhere. They do not want to cut. I think it's because it causes further damage to discs above and below fusions, as is my case in the neck. They've told me there's a greater risk of paralyzation than there is of benefit to me by surgically repairing the additional damage in my neck. Because of this I've been under the care of a pain specialist. I've gone through multiple epidural steroid injections (ESI's) and it has actually decreased my spine pain tremendously. If you haven't seen a pain specialist then I'd suggest that as your next step. Good luck and you'll be in my prayers! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 PM

Welcome Walksoftly!! I can't welcome you any better or give you more info than my wonderful peeps already have. I'm so sorry that you are losing hope. If you're at the end of your rope, please, hang onto mine. I'll help hold you up. I know how disheartening it is. I went to many, many doctor and got worse, and worse, and worse. Nobody was helping me. My pcp kept giving me Vicodin and I just got hooked and he cut me off and said I need pain management. I asked him why he didn't recommend that before but got no reply. I've been called delusional, a drug seeker, told it's all in my head and if I find a hobby, I'll be better (I worked full time and had 2 horses). Thank God the pain management doctor was so wonderful and went through my medical records and started from scratch. He started me with pt, ot, biofeedback, a psychologist and anti inflammatory meds and also meds for nerve pain. Those had horrible side effects and didn't work. Then he put me on mile pain relievers that were non-narcotic. Then when I got worse and couldn't do physical therapy any longer, I continued with the psychologist and went to a neurologist, rheumatologist, orthopedics, etc.. Well, 29 surgeries later and being on Morphine, I carry a pain level of about 8 on a daily basis. It has become my "new normal" and I've had to make many adjustments. I find coming here and chatting with my peeps helps a lot. I also find that music, biofeedback, meditation, coloring, etc. give me distraction from the pain. There are days that I mourn not being able to work with horses any more (THAT was and is my life's passion). But, that being said, I have a good life. I do what I can when I can and when I can't, I don't. There are days I can't cope. I come here and make someone smile and my day is better. This group has brought all new purpose to my life. Know you're never alone and that there are no judgements. No apologies for getting things off your chest. That's what we're here for. We're here to help one another. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you have a more peaceful and less painful day. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

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