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Mar 29, 2016 6:51 PM

I do competitive track, I love it it's my passion but in the middle of training season I got a side pain I shrugged it off thinking it was just the annual random pain I get but it kept getting worse, I told my mom. She thought I was being dramatic but then I couldn't walk she took me to the doctors I got an ultra sound and blood test came back negative but the pain continued. But then my dad loses his job and loses his insurance causing me to not be able to go to the doctor, I wait and wait and still the pain is not better know track season is coming up and I am not able to compete due to the pain idk what to do??? Ughh

Mar 29, 2016 7:55 PM

I'm so sorry you are going through this, I know it's not a good feeling to be torn away from what you love in the midst of achieving so much. I was in the military when I started showing symptoms of CRPS/RSD and I had to be medically discharged because of it. I was, too, very upset and confused about what had happened to my life but I used that as determination to find out what was wrong and how to fix it. I've spent three years and thousands of dollars to get well but with there being no cure for my aliment I am more disabled than I've ever been. I am still fighting to find out what is wrong with me exactly, some doctors think I have MS, Lyme and co infections along with the CRPS but there haven't been any conclusive tests honestly. If I were you I would find a doctor to help you depending on your symptoms and keep fighting to find out what's going on! This is a great place for support if you need it or to ask questions :)

Mar 29, 2016 8:32 PM

Thank you so much, and I am sorry maybe in a few years you can go back to the military and not be in pain

Mar 29, 2016 8:43 PM

My nerve damage is kinda far too gone for me to be in the military again but I know there's plenty more ways for me to do good and help others in my community so that will keep me going! I've fostered 8 puppies just this year and last year I did about 20! I can't stop helping, even though I don't have any extra energy and I only put myself in more pain, it's the only thing keeping me getting out of bed!

Mar 29, 2016 8:46 PM

Oh I am sorry about not being able to be in the military but, it's truly a great feeling when you do something good for your community even if it's not protecting it, there's many dogs out there waiting for a home that would need help.

Mar 29, 2016 8:50 PM

It is sad how many dogs are euthanized because there are people buying from breeders instead of adopting :( it makes it hard to go to my moms house because she's been breeders her Yorkers for years and I just count how many more dogs will die because families went to a breeder instead of a shelter. Haha sorry I so rant about that stuff. It's so hard to see the abused puppies that come in or puppies breeders couldn't sell and got too old, it breaks my heart.

Mar 29, 2016 8:55 PM

I totally understand because I always adopt my dogs, and I love them. I don't get who could abuse a dog. I wish more people understood that adopting saves a dogs life.

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