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Mar 15, 2016 4:41 AM

I've finally decided to go through with pain management and I'm a little nervous. My first appointment is this Friday.

How long did it take some of you to come to terms with needing your pain managed? My mom finally convinced me that I don't need to be in pain 24/7 lol.

Mar 15, 2016 4:51 AM

Hey, Nice to meet you lynxbun. I started a pain management course about three weeks ago. I went to the first with difficulty due to my poor mobility and no help. There was an odd extra week gap before the next. Unfortunately the weekend before the second my chest was bad again so back on the ab's and steroids and way too exhausted to get there. Today is the third session. I've finished the last lot of pills but still sound like a heavy smoker (do not smoke, never!). I know I'm still not fully better but if I miss this they may not let me back! I have to drive a long way to reach it and so far I'm in two minds.
I want to continue as it may provide some relief. However I don't want to discover that all we do is focus on our breathing since that's one thing I cannot do.
Hoping today focuses on another area.
I'll let you know if the effort is worth it.

Mar 15, 2016 11:17 AM

Lynxbun, welcome aboard!! Nobody needs to be in pain 24/7. My pcp was throwing drugs at me and I got hooked and then he cut me off and sent me to pain management. I didn't give a crap about the drugs. I just wanted the pain to ease. I have been going to pain management almost 20 years and I am on meds but have never had another problem with them because their properly managed and at this point don't do much but take the edge off. I wish you luck with your appointment and don't be nervous. They're there to help you and they will do their best. They will go through an entire gammet of things like p/t, o/t, try different meds and assorted therapies. Hang in there, be completely open and honest with the doctor about how you feel and ask any questions you may have, bring a list of them. I wish you good luck and I hope your pain levels become easier to bear. {{{{Hugs}}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻

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