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Jul 31, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

@jimhd …Do you not think it is a compound cream like most commly prescribed? My problem with it was the amount I had to use to get relief! My Dr seemed to think It was fine although I probably used 2x the amt of what was prescribed. She was just happy it gave me relief!

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

@gracea..you ate very brave. And an inspiration to us all.

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

@mamacita, @parius. I always kept diaries as a young girl! I've graduated I suppose to journals…stacks of them. Even the act of writing things down, for me is carthartic. It's helped me let go of many things. Even writing to someone who will never read it , for me anyway, is a way to let things go. To no longer hold onto things that hold you down is a gift you can give yourself to!

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

@parus I too am "vintage", lonlier in a crowd. I get your meaning too about helping oneself. Even a Doctor or other health professional is only as helpful as their ability to listen.

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

@marylou705 Thank you as well for your show of support! Since two folks in the group reccomend…I HAVE taken it to heart! I'm all for the type of therapy and these are the exact reasons I am so glad I found this support group!! The challenge will be finding thst good therapist! You've both given me a new direction to go in!!
Everybody benefits from these postings.I certainly HAVE. Thank you!!!

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

@arcticmark Thank you for your words of wisdom!! Very much appreciated and I will try again when I "work up" the courage to "put myself out there " again! Finding the good therapist…that IS the challenge don't you think???

Jul 23, 2018 · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

@jimhd I have seen 2 therapists and a psychiatrist. I found I am unable to break down and share with these " licensed. strangers" and also show up with my masks! The psychiatrist visit was horrible. I left in tears feeling worse than when I went in. I guess I was thinking he would try to make me feel comfortable, even lie down on the couch! Talk to me some Maybe open a dialogue. Not! I got preached at. Told their was nothing Wei g with me. Left feeling horrible in tears. This man did not even have my medical records and judged me without even knowing anything about me or my history. I too have had enough " therapy"! And I understand the frustration. Posting on here, reading other's comments helps more than anything!

Jul 15, 2018 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Chronic Pain

@contentandwell . Exactly! Why wouldn't a Dr want to do this for a patient. I love both my Dr's…and would gladly give a reccomendation!! I'm sure only his success stories but still. If …I guess I really should say when..I end up having back, neck or shoulder surgery I will want reccomendations..something besides just looking up the surgeon on Healthgrades. Good advice. Thank you!!