Patients Chronic pain
Let's talk about chronic pain!
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I've created this group so that we can discuss chronic pain more generally.
What role does chronic pain play in your life? How do you handle it in the day-to-day? Has it had an impact on your mental health? Are you being treated for it? How do you cope?
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I have some terrible back pain. I'm not sure what's causing it, but I've tried changing sleeping positions and taking some basic ibuprofen but it hasn't helped. I try not to go to the doctor too often because I've never liked doctors so I'd like to treat it myself.
I have chronic pain, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, COPD, chronic arthritis. had 11 operations on each knee including one new knee awaiting op for other one, had both my carpal tunnels operated on, had a trigger finger operated on, had a bone removed from my thumb (failed op) pain is now worse and hand is useless awaiting consultation, arthritis in both shoulders and neck and have had 29 operations over the years and been a passenger in 26 car accidents! I still manage to look out for myself and have two horses but feel I may have to give the farm up. Lockdown has made me realise how much I relied on the help I had once a week from a friend with cleaning, bed changing, carrying things up and down stairs etc. I used to manage 100% better when I had my 6 weekly treatments at the pain clinic.
Covid has changed everything. I have been shielding for a year now and have only left my property 8 times in a year and that was for medical stuff. Thank heavens I have wonderful neighbours, online shopping and have had my first vaccine shot. I feel blessed to live in the UK.
I've just recently been told by my physio that the only thing they can do now for me, is how to live with the pain. This includes (Lumbar) Spinal Stenosis and Osteoarthritis on my hip as well as on my spine, knees etc. I can't even stand straight anymore or a few steps unaided. I'm sorry but life is not good, I need, must find a way to cope with all this. For my son's sake. 💙
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@Marion47 I’m sorry for your struggles.
I have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as scoliosis as well as a few others issues and was told years ago that there was nothing could be done to help my pain.
One of the things that helps me is finding someone who understands what chronic pain is ( usually someone who has it) and then share ideas and experiences with each other.
I hope you manage to have a good Christmas with your son and try not to tire yourself out too much. Take care 💐
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