I have had chronic lower back pain due to scoliosis, bulging disc and degenerative disc disease for over 10 years. My doctor's answer has been hydrocodone. I exist. I get up and go to work for 8 hours but often find myself in too much pain to think. I try to limit my painkiller use to one every 4-8 hours. I am now breaking out in hives on my back which was automatically blamed on my painkiller use. I don't enjoy it. I don't get high. I survive. Has anyone had any experience with the Mayo Pain Rehab program? I would gladly give them a month of my life to live without drugs if they could be more specific on how exactly it works. I don't need a warden to lock down my meds or a judgemental nurse ( had one at Mayo) to look down on me because I do what I have to to keep going. If anyone has been to this program I would appreciate feedback.
Liked by Dawn, Volunteer Mentor