For several years now, I have felt that something was wrong with me. Pain was almost constant, then would leave. I am only 48 years old, but some days I feel as though I am 88 years old. I mean, I have the desire (most days), I have the knowledge, I have the need, yet, the pain never dissipates.
I take meds everyday, not only for my diabetes, which is medically necessary for that condition, but pain meds as well, for the condition, that for so long I was told were just in my head. I even had one emergency room doctor tell me that I was faking it to get pain pills. I was livid, I ended up leaving without his stupid prescription.
I have seen family doctors, orthopedic doctors, neurologist, and now pain management doctors. Each one has a new diagnosis, where should I start. I have neropathy from diabetes, it’s a mild case. I take nothing for that condition, just try to control my diabetes better.
I have arthritis of my right knee and my left shoulder, I also have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and most recently chronic pain syndrome. My pain is constant, my life goes on, I am a single parent to a 16 year old mentally challenged homeschooled child. I have a house to clean, a child to keep up with, laundry to wash, groceries to get, and a life to live, yet the pain never stops.
The pain meds sometimes help to curb the pain, but the pain never completely goes away as I always have at least one body part throbbing in pain. So, as I type these blogs, I have never once mentioned my pain conditions, I didn’t want anyone thinking I was out for sympathy, but I have decided to follow bloggers who also have the same problems and be open and honest about my situation.
Now that I have shared this part of my life, I can now start sharing how I make it through the day with this pain, items that make my life easier, what makes my pain worse, and how I cope.