Chronic pain - Let's talk

Posted by leh09 @leh09, Mar 23, 2016

Are there any discussions for chronic pain?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Chronic Pain group.

Someone mentioned pain association, I’ve never heard of that group.

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That’s why I didn’t keep it. I figured that I would go through
the same problems you did!

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@briansr

@twokitties Hello twokitties my name is briansr..I saw your post and wish you all the luck on your surgery. Ive had 8 low back and cervical surgeries, all were a have to. The first two were lumbar L4-S1, I couldn’t walk. You might need some help when you get home. I am done, everyone I’ve had has caused the disc above or below to crumble. This has been a 33yr battle and they want to another one. I’m sure yours will go fine. I asked my dr what was wrong with me and he just said I was messed up. I will say a prayer for a speedy recoverj and no more leg pain. briansr

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Thank you. I think my problems are just me, like the doctor said,
your just messed up. I’m still looking for a name for my condition.
briansr

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@twokitties

Hello ladyjane85. After reading the many posts of multiple surgeries & decades of pain, my situation sounds minor indeed but these posts are also quite frightening. What if my surgery doesn’t help also or only leads to more pain & less hope! Must stop over thinking & stay positive.

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Most people walk right out after surgery, I’m just stuck with bad
genes. briansr

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@twokitties

Hello ladyjane85. After reading the many posts of multiple surgeries & decades of pain, my situation sounds minor indeed but these posts are also quite frightening. What if my surgery doesn’t help also or only leads to more pain & less hope! Must stop over thinking & stay positive.

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@briansr You aren’t the only one that has one day surgery whom the dr
says you are being kept overnight. Some of us
have bodies that do not deal with anesthetics and meds well. I guess we
are the delicate people…… ladyjane85

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@19lin

@ladyjane85 Keep a positive attitude and all will be well surgery helps most people. 19lin

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19lin Thank you, but I have had 5 back surgeries, pain for 30 years,
cannot take meds. I have an apartment in an Independent living facility, so
housework is done for me, and meals are down in the dining room. The rest
of the time I am on the bed in a half recline. Drs do not know what else to
do, but I am going to try another nerve block procedure – he says if he can
find a place to put in the needle because of all the hardware in the
lumbar. Now the compression disc fractures have gone up much higher in my
back and more painful because the spasms go around the body to the front. I
make my bed and make it beautiful, and dress to where everyone admires my
clothing ( I did model). All this hurts while performing these physical
tasks but when you look better, it makes you feel better…..ladyjane85

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@twokitties

Hello ladyjane85. After reading the many posts of multiple surgeries & decades of pain, my situation sounds minor indeed but these posts are also quite frightening. What if my surgery doesn’t help also or only leads to more pain & less hope! Must stop over thinking & stay positive.

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two kitties Many people are healed with one surgery, and things do not
deteriorate further. So head up, after a brief recuperation and learning
some back exercises in PT I wish you many years of a happy existence.
ladyjane85

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@briansr

@twokitties Hello twokitties my name is briansr..I saw your post and wish you all the luck on your surgery. Ive had 8 low back and cervical surgeries, all were a have to. The first two were lumbar L4-S1, I couldn’t walk. You might need some help when you get home. I am done, everyone I’ve had has caused the disc above or below to crumble. This has been a 33yr battle and they want to another one. I’m sure yours will go fine. I asked my dr what was wrong with me and he just said I was messed up. I will say a prayer for a speedy recoverj and no more leg pain. briansr

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Hi two kittens, well I have been fighting with leg and hip pain for over a
year. After 8 weeks of PT I have Spinal Stenosis, which has led to
Degenerative Disc Disease. No operation suggested. Hope this helps. Shay.

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@briansr

Thank you, and God bless all people in pain, physical and or mental, young
and old!

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We all have our own pain. If anyone ever says they hurt worse than you, ask them, how do you know. Everyone seems to own their own pain, I’ll never know how you feel, and you’ll never know how I feel, tell them it’s not a contest. briansr

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Yes,I know.We all have our own pain.

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@19lin

@ladyjane85 Keep a positive attitude and all will be well surgery helps most people. 19lin

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It’s just my bad genes, after 8 surgeries I’m done had enough. And they want me to do another one, no way. I’ve had enough. briansr

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@briansr

Thank you, and God bless all people in pain, physical and or mental, young
and old!

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Has anyone said this to you. I think everyone’s pain is different. There’s
different kinds of pain too. I don’t understand why people say such things.
I get a type of panicy response when someone thinks I’m find and disregards
my pain and expects me to do something. This does happen anymore but I
still remember how that felt. You sound like you are strong and handled the
situation when a person was not understanding of your pain.

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