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1 day ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

What is that condition you mentioned, can you describe it? I've heard it mentioned before but I have no idea what it is. Thanks. Love & blessings.

1 day ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

info on my own. Have you seen this article? https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/pain/spine/arachnoiditis-part-1-clinical-description.
If not, I think it has info you can use. Love and blessings.

Thu, Jan 10 2:41pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

For more info, search posts by me, wsh66. I go into great detail about the pump.

Thu, Jan 10 2:40pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

If you need long term pain care, until to die, get a pain pump. Nobody's nervous about the narcotics you get that way. You can't miss use them, sell them or overdose. Check it out.

Mon, Jan 7 2:57pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

You've got to find a new doctor or a second doctor that specializes in your kind of lymphedema. I saw my specialist today and she didn't know of anyone in your area but she's not familiar with your area at all. She pointed out to me that you and I have very different kinds of lymphedema with your is being caused by a heart condition. She said once your leg is healed that wrapping wood be important. Once your leg is under control and you're ready for garments to wear after the wrapping phase go to compression Guru. Com they are the lowest priced and most knowledgeable dealers for garments bandages compression socks the whole nine yards of everything that you can use. Please find a lymphedema doctor don't go on letting this get worse and worse. Cellulitis is no joke and if it goes septic on you it's real serious. If you can't find a lymphedema specialist maybe you should look at wound care specialist who can help you with getting your leg under control to where it's not weeping and then you can start wrapping it and controlling it. Life is a lot easier once you have this thing under control. Good luck love and blessings

Mon, Jan 7 2:50pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

If you get a chance to go to a pain management specialist be sure to ask about having a pain pump with a catheter running up your spine. It's perfect for long-term back pain. Instead of large doses of Narcotics you can get relief from 2 to 4 mg of Dilaudid every 24 hours. Drugs administered by the pain pump are 300 times more effective than drugs that you swallow. It's not perfect but it helps. Love and blessings.

Sun, Jan 6 8:31pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@ Karen what are they telling you about wrapping your leg? Cellulitis can be really serious.

Dec 27, 2018 · Pain and depression. in Chronic Pain

Recognizing depression can be hard. Haven't you ever heard a person say, "Look at the world, look at the way we let others live" or any of many other complaints and say, "How could I not be sad", "I'm not depressed, it's (add your maslady), that's making me sad. Been there, done that. Sometimes we also enjoy the drama of the depression in our lives and we wallow in it. Denial, come in many forms.

Situational depression is the easiest to deal with. That's the one that falls under, "It's not what happens to us, but how we look at what happens to us. In any case there are 3 therapies. Pills, anti depressives. talk therapy, counseling, individual or group and the one we talk less about. Bibliotherapy, that's right, reading about the causes and the effects of depression. Books like, "The Four Agreements", by Miguel Ruiz or Feeling Good by David Burns, Here are two links to get those books. I'm sure they are available at the library as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Feeling-Good-New-Mood-Therapy/dp/0380810336

https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319

Hears the tally on these three. All three treatments work to alleviate depression. Any two of the three work twice as well as any one of the three. All three together work three times as well as any one of the three. David Burns explains this in greater detail in "Feeling Good".

A forth treatment I engaged in is tapping. If you or anyone else you know is depressed ypu should know about "tapping". There are many forms of tapping. Only one has been tested and patented. I believe it is called "Thought Field Therapy" but I'm not sure. I've got a call i to get the answer and hopefully the algorithms, (the instructions for how you tap, 2where and how many times. The first time you encounter it you think someone has lost their mind but trust me, this stuff works. I remember so little of the details because I only did it for a few days and it absolutely extincted the worst symptoms of my depression, intrusive repetitive thoughts and insomnia.

If and when I get the info I'll post it here, Good luck and Love and Blessings
Stephen wsh66