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Truthiness-Pain [Oct. 17th, 2008|04:10 pm]
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It's one of those days of pain where vicoden isn't even touching it. I broke down and took ibuprofen liquigel on top of it after a small lunch.

Craig is mad at me with a list of valid complaints, but all I want to do is sleep. I am disappointed that my crazy fatigue and sore throat/runny nose for well over a month are not considered an issue with my doctors, nor is the fact that I am apathetic about nearly everything. I meet with Dr. K on the 29th, where I will finally consider going off of cymbalta. Honestly, on top of serious pain, I feel so drained that I'm not sure it's worth it. Screw this. It's time for the pain specialist, the toe surgery, and possibly another endo surgery. This is not working.

Other than that, I called up today and asked Dr. L (my WLS surgeon) to give me full blood tests (please) including the thyroid tests since I'm so exhausted and have had a cold for so long.

Really, really, I mean it. I'm at the end of my pain rope and it shows.

Now, in addition to this, I just need to get my vision fixed and my teeth repaired (I grind my teeth the pain is so bad, so I need to restore my canines which aren't even POINTED anymore due to grinding). Then I can save up to my have the extra skin left revised (plastics round II). I feel like my warrenty has expired. When is the fun again?

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-20 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've been to the best pain clinic in the state twice. It's just that things have gotten worse since then, so it may be time to go again.
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[User Picture]From: apneume
2008-10-20 02:17 am (UTC)
Lanette, I am so sorry to hear about your pain. I've been dealing with something myself, and last night the pain was so bad I couldn't even sleep. Today my fiance had to crush up two Ultracet and swirl it in a shot of mentholated schnapps (the only alcohol we had in the house) and even then it took hours to tolerate my pain level. I think people who haven't felt that level of debilitating pain don't understand what it's like. Even my mother, who has had chronic crippling pain, has trouble empathizing; her party line is, "I learned to live with it - so can you."

I hope you start to feel better soon ...
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-20 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I totally understand. It's hard to adjust, so I think it sucks that people don't understand that it takes time to adjust when your pain level is suddenly sky high, more than when it is stable. I hope you feel better soon too.
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