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Mar 11, 2015 1:42 PM

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a peaceful and light pain or pain free day. I hope your spirits are lifted at the coming of Spring (eventually 😳) I usually don't like to make my own posts because I feel that it serves more purpose for me to try to help others that are struggling rather than venting about myself. I guess today I'm having a bad day. Radical weather, rain, etc... My pain levels are high, I've been very tired for several days, almost to the point of exhaustion because the pain won't let me sleep. I'm also very anxious because of my doctor appointments in the next couple of days. Tomorrow morning I go to the ENT and am having some kind of test done (they say it doesn't hurt). Then Friday morning, I have to go to the radiologist for a CT Scan of my head to see if there is a mass causing my hearing loss and how badly my jaw is deteriorating. I've always been a nervous person and as I've gotten older, I've had elevated issues with anxiety and depression (which I take meds for). I guess the not knowing the results, knowing I have to get up and wait in the doctor's office when mornings are very hard for me just escalate it all until I get a migraine and get a bellyache and feel the knot in my gut and chest. I can rationalize it all away but it doesn't always help... Guess I'm just a bit overwhelmed today... I need a hug!! (Or that long limo with the booze!!! 😜). Thanks for listening and I hope you're all having a blessed day. πŸŒ»πŸ’•πŸŒΊ

Mar 11, 2015 3:29 PM

Hugs & prayers for you AlwayZ! Its been a rough week for me too so I understand the exhaustion. I had my hearing exam and have some loss but as long as there isn't background noise I'm ok. My MRI showed damaged condyles to the TM joints. The doc was planning surgery to fix it but after my bone density came back osteopenia he said no because I might not heal. In all honesty, knowing what's going on was half the battle, but knowing there's nothing I can do to fix the damage and I just have to live with it...it's relief. I'm praying for you, for answers & resolutions. πŸŒΌπŸ™

Mar 11, 2015 4:56 PM

Hi ! Always I sorry that u are having such a hard time today.I think the weather had a lot to do with all of our problems that we have to deal with. I'm like you I have always had anxiety and nervous issues my whole life. I take the generic for Prozac ,hen I saw my Dr last week he took me off for a month to see if I was getting to much serotonin Uptake IN Some Of My meds. I'm about to go crazy, my nerves are shot and it's only been a week .lol! I am calming that u are going to get good news at your Dr's visit. Will keep u in thoughts and prayers. Sending a great big hug u're way.

Mar 11, 2015 5:45 PM

Thanks FlappsyLady and Weezie!! I really appreciate the support and understanding that you have provided me with today. I usually never ask for help, I'd rather help other folks. I'm glad that I reached out and that there were hearts reaching back to support me. I had faith that that would be the case because you're all so generous with your time, empathy and support. I feel like I have made some real friends here and know that we can all lean on one another when we need to. Thanks again and I hope you have a restful, peaceful and low pain night. I'll check in tomorrow to see how everyone is and to let you know what happened at the doctor. πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸŒΊ

Mar 12, 2015 12:32 AM

More hugs from Oregon.. I'm praying for some calm in the coming days for you and sending all good vibes your way..😌

Mar 12, 2015 1:06 AM

Alwayz I am so sorry to hear you have been having a rough patch. I hope you get some relief soon and good news from your doctors! Gentle hugs!! 🌸

Mar 12, 2015 3:11 AM

Alwayz sending good thoughts, vibes, and prayers your way. Hoping the best for you!!! You always have great thought and caring for others and glad to send some back to you. ( :

Mar 12, 2015 11:03 AM

Sending you healing thoughts Alwayz..from Somerset in the UK. X

Mar 12, 2015 1:02 PM

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words, support and understanding. I want you to know that I want to be there for each and every one of you when you need someone to lean on, vent to or just chat. I went for the nerve conduction study this morning to measure the way the sound travels from the ear, throught the nerve to the brain, it wasn't painful but with all that noise being blasted in my ear, it gave me a pretty wicked headache. Tomorrow morning, I have to be at radiology at 8:00am for CT of the mastoid and ac to see if there is any kind of tumor impinging on the nerve. I think that scares me the most because that would probably mean surgery and after 28 procedures, I've had enough. Hope you're all having a peaceful day and that you are having light pain. I'll keep you posted as things progress. I won't find out anything else until Wednesday so waiting is going to be a bit tough.. Also, it seems that from my first appointment last week to now, I've lost more hearing in that left ear. I'm hoping it's just because the TMJ is so bad. Thanks again to you all for all of your support and prayers. You're ALL angels in my book.

Mar 12, 2015 2:31 PM

Praying there will not be a tumor! πŸŒΌπŸ™πŸ˜˜

Mar 13, 2015 11:06 AM

Went for my CT Scan this morning and, of course, they tell you nothing. I will find out all my results on Wednesday. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have to take my Sister to have her Chemo treatment tomorrow which takes 7 hours. (No meds, uncomfortable chairs, but she's my sister and wants me to be there, so I will). Meanwhile, I have the migraine from hell and I'm going to take meds and rest today. I wish you all a peaceful day and lite or no pain. Thanks again for all being there for me. πŸ’•

Mar 13, 2015 11:14 AM

AlwayZ, praying your migraine will improve and the trip with your sister won't wear you down. Get your rest today. God bless!πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Mar 13, 2015 2:25 PM

ALWAYZ hope your migraine gets better and you can get your rest. With as little pain as possible thru the night. Safe trip with your sister,and hope she has a easy treatment,and y'all have a safe trip home with as little pain as possible. Will keep y'all in thoughts and prayers.

Mar 15, 2015 2:40 AM

Thanks for the well wishes, FlappsyLady and Weezie.. My Sister had a good treatment (she almost seems better than I am.. LOL!!!) it really wore me out and unfortunately didn't allow the migraine to subside. Perhaps that's why I'm still awake at 3:38am with no nap this afternoon and don't think I will be falling asleep any time soon. Thanks for the prayers, know that you are always in mine as well. Hoping for a better day to come for ALL of us!! πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Mar 15, 2015 5:53 AM

Alwayz glad to here that your Sister came thu ok. I know that you must be exhausted and hurting from all of the driving ,and sitting that you had to do. Sometimes it makes it impossible to sleep. Maybe you can take it easy today and rest some. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mar 15, 2015 12:06 PM

Thanks Weezie!!! I have to say that I finally fell asleep at 6:30am and woke to hit the ladies room at 7:45am. I've not been back to sleep and I'm fried... Hopefully I'll get a nap!!! πŸ˜œπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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