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Pain Management

Ok, I’m SO fed up with the effin neck pain and now I’ve got lower back pain as well.

I called my Ortho to request some sort of pain management. I can NOT be poppin’ pills. The flexeril does nothing, the naproxen is minimally effective and the percocet makes me sick. I have a relatively physical job (and I have to travel on monday) and I’ve got two people to take care of, I can’t be out of it.

My neighbors are constantly poppin pills for their pain (back and fibromyalgia) and constantly pawning their daughter off on others so they can sleep/lay down/rest. That can not and WILL NOT be me. I want to enjoy my time with my son. I want to be able to cook dinner. I want to be able to clean (even tho I hate it). I want to be able to be able to move and not cry when I do.

I hurt so much last night I took a perc out of desperation. The room spun for 4 hours and my stomach churned. I will admit that my pain was considerably less when I woke up this morning, but my stomach was still rolling and it was not a pleasant experience. I just can’t do this every day for the rest of my life.

Hell, I WON’T do it for another day.


Please pray with me that my ortho LISTENS and works with me. Continued therapy, while ideal, will probably not be granted. MY hopes? An MRI to get a better idea of what’s going on and a possible referral for epidural injections.

I’ve been dead set against the MRI because I never knew I was claustrophobic until I had one. I really don’t want to have another one, but if it’s going to give a better idea of what’s going on, I’ll suffer through it.

And the idea of epidural injections is freaky as well. But I’ve heard of SEVERAL positive experiences with it and if it works for me, I’ll be a very happy camper.

I’ll be able to move, take care of my son (and my aunt) and eventually myself. I’ve been putting off exercise for so many reasons, but pain is a big one, can’t quite stick with an exercise plan if it hurts. I want to get back to Krav…really REALLY want to get back to it, but I need mobility.

Ok, babbling now…done.

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