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Jul 12, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Good morning ladies, I am new to this group, but see myself in all your posts. I have been dealing with Fibro for twenty years. Nine years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I Had several surgeries along with six rounds of chemo. Presently, I have daily chronic pain — lower back (if I overdo It) arthritis in both knees (the last six years I’ve been getting either steroid shots, or the sinvisc shots), neuropathy in both my feet (from chemo). My overall pain has gotten worst since chemo (I’m sure aging has also been a contributing factor too). Years ago I took between four – six Percocet a day. For almost two years now, I only take half a pill in the mornings. As most of you can imagine, dealing with all this starts to affect your emotional and mental wellbeing. I’ve seen counsellors at several different times. I do yoga and have been for at least 15 years now, I get massages every other week, and currently started acupuncture for my neuropathy (I feel fortunate to say — it’s working). I have been dealing with all this for so many years now, and I can honestly say I’m in a bad place emotionally right now. I take Ativan once a day to help wth anxiety stemming from all this. I am blessed to say I have a supportive husband in all this although I was never blessed with children. All my family member live far away. The friends I do have, I don’t like to burden them too much with my situation. The fact is that my life very much has become “dealing with my health concerns with much resting in between”. Not too many healthy people want to listen to your issues. It’s a bad place to be. Thank you for listening.