After several challenging days with the cold weather on Iowa and a few falls I was feeling a bit discouraged. I work with the public at my job, helping other people every day. Today I met another person who has CRPS and a spinal cord stimulator. It was so nice being able to talk to someone in the area that understood what I was going through and this was exactly what I needed yesterday. Now I have a local friend who like me has difficulty sleeping at night because of pain. I'm thankful for moments like this when the timing is just right and get the support and encouragement I need to get through the rest of the day.
I used to work at a retail store and i met a customer with fibromyalgia and we talked a bit about the pills and how we had some common problems with them. It was nice to meet somone with the same problem although i do not wish that pain on anyone.
Hate to say this. But it is soo nice when you meet someone that has the same pain and if they live close to you, it's like icing on the cake. It is soo hard for family, and friends to get the pain they can't see. Maybe I should start up my midnight support group again. You could call me for help, advice, to cry, scream, laugh, etc... anytime between 12-5am. Most people with pain can not sleep, and talking seems to help. Even though when I did it years ago, No one knew I had chronic pain too. I also had a SCS until the wires broke. A Nightmare from Hell!!