I'm glad everything has worked out for you! It's such a shame that your dr. of 17 yrs. would automatically defend the test first and not you. Wouldn't it have been nice if he had said, "I know this test must be wrong b/c she has been my patient long enough that I know better"?
I am so sorry to hear about all of your pain & suffering! You've really been through the ringer. I have a brain malformation and many other things, so I can relate to the constant pain. I had a hip replacement a few yrs ago (only 44 yrs old now) and they damaged the femeral nerve in my right leg. That's nothing compared to the nerve damage you have suffered, but I do know how awful nerve problems can be. I also have neuropathy amongst my many problems. So glad you get some peace of mind from God. Sometimes it's hard to understand why we must suffer on & on. It doesn't quite make since, but thank God we have him on our side, right! Couldn't make it without him. God bless you & your wonderful husband!View Thread
I can certainly empathize with you. I also take a lot of pain meds and yes, I have had chronic anxiety and depression for a long time. I cannot work either. Do you have a psychiatrist? I am now on meds for my anxiety and depression. It does help. Just know that you are not by yourself. There are a lot of us who feel your pain. I hope your mood changes soon.View Thread
Don't beat yourself up too bad. It's not easy being in pain all the time. It does help us & the people we're around if we are able to be "positive", but we do the best we can. It's not always possible when you're in pain. I just hope your husband understands that. You know, if other people could just walk in our shoes for 1 day.....View Thread
I agree that our attitude while in pain does matter. Sometimes when I'm having one of my worse days, I call my mom who is also suffering and sometimes together we can make each other feel better. It can also go the other way if we're not careful. I think anything that we can do to take our minds off of ourselves has the possibility of making it seem better. There are times though that are so bad, you just have to do what you can to make it through. Hoping your all having a better day!View Thread
If you're still in pain and are concerned, you should definately get a 2nd opinion. It can't hurt and at the least you'll feel better knowing that more than 1 doctor said the same thing. Nobody knows your body better than you so make sure your satisfied that your ok. Good luck!View Thread
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