Thursday, October 21, 2010

More medicine! Oh Yeah! October 20,2010 Pain Level 8

I slept until 11:45 today.  Would have slept longer but I had a 2:00 appointment with the pain management doctor.  Yesterday's rain really did a number on me and it wasn't even a hard or long rain.  The middle of the afternoon yesterday the pain started going up and kept going.  This morning the pain was still there and just as bad.  As the day progressed it got worse because in addition to the increased fibro pain (and it got worse the longer I sat), the neuropathy pain got worse as I had to walk a long distance to get several places. Sitting at Dr. D's office always makes the pain worse because let's face it, chairs in waiting room are not designed for comfort.   I love my pain management doctor but it's always a long wait to see her.  The reason that it's a long wait is because of what makes her patients love her so much.   Dr. D treats you like you are the only patient she has and never lets on that there is 5 or 6 people waiting to see her.  She and I had a good talk about how the pain from the neuropathy has increased and what we could do for it.  I came home with three new medicines to try to help the increased pain.  I've often said that I can live with pain at a 5 or even a 6 but when it gets beyond that, I need help.  I can't function if it gets above that.  I guess I'm a just a baby when it comes to pain.

I'll keep you posted as far as how the new meds do.

1 comment:

  1. Cynthia, What new meds are you trying now? Dealing with daily pain is a long hard battle yet it's honestly just like everything else in's all in your perspective. As time goes on, you'll be able to get a better grip on the pain through exercise, diet, and medication. Granted,the whole concept of exercise and diet is different when pain is involved. Rely fully on God through this. He is always there and will never give us more then we can bear.


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