Complaining Because I am PO'd

Posted by krisjb1 @krisjb1, Apr 4, 2023

It isn't like I don't have good days where I can walk and talk and appear normal. But, the bad times are always waiting in the background. When I really consider the state of my health from birth to my upcoming demise (76 yo) it has been one long pain. First there was colic. Then there was a major burn. Then a broken collar bone. Then strep throat over and over until I had my tonsils removed. Then teeth issues that lead to removals. All this before the age of 5. Then from teenage through adult years severe pain and blood loss that left me anemic without being reasonably able to bring my hemoglobin to normal until menopause. In the interim between my teen years and menopause I had a breech birth that came close to ending my life, was diagnosed with Hasimoto's thryroiditis, and then caught Lyme Disease. I have sleep apnea and use a machine at night. Throughout the years dr visits caused more harm than good far too many times. One of my shoulders is lower than the other because the dr. who set my broken collar bone did a poor job of it. He bandaged me so tightly that my blood supply was cut off and I almost lost that arm. My low iron levels were not addressed. I wanted a wheelchair as a gift because I was too fatigued to walk. Chiropractic and acupuncture haven't done much good either. I went to a pain clinic because I have severe headaches, my cervical spine is disintegrating, and sometimes need a cane because one knee or the other or both hurt too much to walk or climb stairs. Pain medication was refused unless I would agree to a brain MRI. I have tinnitus. Afraid to get the MRI because I couldn't bear to make it worse. This morning I couldn't bend over and I am sitting with a heat pack on my back. I have a headache and feel dizzy. My closet is full of healthcare items: special pillows, heat packs, cold packs, analgesics, an oxygen generator, braces for my back, knees, wrists, elastic bandages, electric stimulation machines, neck traction devices-you name it, I probably have it. I am tired of this whole thing. I look pretty good for my age. I wish I could feel as healthy as I look. Sometimes you just cannot tell by looking at a person how much pain they are in, can you?

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I will look around to see if I can find other pain practices. I do have neck issues which were diagnosed by a neurologist after an MRI about 7 years ago. However, my neck is only one area that produces symptoms so why only an MRI + nerve conduction tests were the requirement seems a little sketchy. I drew the conclusion that the PA who discussed my complaints either wasn't paying close attention to the many issues I explained or she uses MRI's and nerve conduction tests to filter out patients. If the patient is reluctant to do the testing they are automatically excluded from meds. If the patient goes through with the tests and the issue doesn't merit meds according to the physician then physical therapy or a host of other interventions are likely to be suggested. I don't know if every office has the same procedures but if they do I am out of luck. I could probably get what I need in a local park though!


I agree 100%. Too much money has been invested to turn back for something so trivial as public health!
Isn't it interesting that we are now forced to accept these fields. I told the power company I didn't want their smart meter but they installed it anyway. I would prefer to hard wire my computer but there are no receptacles in my office space. Even supposed landline phones are not landline, so what's the point of adding one. We are already using mobile phones close to our heads and strapped to our bodies so why add another radiation source? Is there a point to all this electro magnetic carcinogenic stuff that we favor because it supposedly has improved our lives? Like those girls who painted the radium dials of clocks and watches who had no idea they were killing themselves we are also unaware of how much danger we are in.

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Thanks! Check our N. Alster's letter from Harvard Ethics on FCC's domination by the wireless industry.


It's more likely the tinnitus decreased because you were sleeping better and eliminating postural stress.

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Thanks, but afraid not. Please read N. Alster of the Harvard Ethics Group on FCC's domination by the wireless industry.

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