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Struggling with pain

Started by Dtighe on 05/11/2017 11:14am

It's been a long road, since 2006, while working in a nursing home
A patient almost 600 pounds fell on top of me, with me only 94 pounds my self, it was more then words can describe..
Almost 11 years later, I've been through 6 back surgeries and unfortunately with no help...
The rods in my back, are out of place, and have been that way for 3 years now, I no longer see the doctor who perform all 6 surgeries due to Unnecessary surgeries,
The only care I'm under is my family doctor who I see every month faithfully who also handles all my medications.
With also an attorney involved...
I'm not so sure how to put this, but with little words,
I'm at a stand still, and fighting pain every day with only getting worse with trying to find another doctor to, want to look at my back is the hardest thing ever!!!! I get all the stress I've caused everyone through out this all, and the fact, anyone understanding is hard... I push myself every day
And sometimes regret it!!! The anger build up inside me, is killing me, because it hurts, the pain is just so mean,
Going on almost 11 years with this, has also effected
My thinking, always being so confused,
I spend a lot of my time in the bath, and very little sleep due to the rods
Just bulging Out of my back.
I know there's others worse off then myself, and i try my best every day but lately it's getting the best of me.
I just hope some day to find some answers,!!!

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Hello, Dtighe--We are so sorry about the unimaginable pain you're going through. Thank you for taking time to post your story.

When you struggle with pain day in and day out for years, it takes an enormous toll on your life--and it's not just physical, it's also mental and emotional. Have you talked with your personal doctor about your emotional pain? This isn't to say the pain you're feeling is "in your head," but sometimes the most complex pain requires a treatment approach that also addresses this type of pain.

This article might be helpful: ( Depression is Connected to Back Pain ).

Rest assured that others in this Community relate to you. We hope others share their experiences with you, and we hope you continue searching for ways to manage your pain. We wish you the very best.