Thanks guys–(was going to write "you have no idea", silly me)

September 7, 2009 at 5:37 am

Oddly, validation kind of makes things seem more ok. At least there are other people out there that understand the kind of acute pain that makes nothing else in the world matter.

I am kind of running at a high level of pain med’s right now, IMO.

What pain medications are you guys using or have you had that have helped you the most.

I use duragesic patches, percocet, neuronton, valium (to create width between percocet doses when I don’t feel too bad but don’t want to feel like it’s time to take my meds) celebrex seems to help a lot, which makes sense with arthritis.

The break thru pain use to happen only every 3 to 4 months, then I have had more frequent times this last 8 months.

I’m afraid of “pain management” clinics. I have heard too many things about them that make me afraid. When the system is designed to keep someone else’s paycheck coming as long as you’re on pain med’s, I get nervous.

Is that where most physiatrists would be found?

Again, it took a lot for me to come here and say the things I have. But, saying them and then hearing you has been one of the kindest things done for me in a long time. You’re amazing people with an obvious love for others and a willingness to share it. I don’t know how many of you believe in God. If you do then I believe you’re words are those God would have shared with me. If you don’t, then they are the words the God I believe in would have shared with me.

That’s the best way I know of saying thank you. I’ve heard of people talking to someone about your feelings and how that might help you–I have never experienced that kind of thing before until now. Somehow, you guys just said the right things to the right guy.

I am grateful.