I'm sorry I have not posted in a good while. A concerned reader even checked in on me. That was sweet. It makes me think my ramblings on here aren't just for my ego.
Yesterday I saw a Pain Management Specialist in hopes of finding ways to calm down the chronic pain that comes with a chronic illness. We met for an hour and discussed everything I've been through and offered some things we can start together. He will take over dispensing the pain medication. I take demarol. I know that it is an antiquated pain med but it is the only thing I can truly tolerate and it helps. I will also start seeing an acupuncturist on December 11th. I am not a huge believer in Eastern medicine but I will try it in hopes that it helps me. I was also given a compounded pain gel to rub on joints that are painful up to 3 to 4 times a day. I just received that today. I have tried it on my hip and shoulder. We'll see how that goes. I will also be seeing a chronic pain psychologist. I think that may actually be of benefit to me. I have never truly accepted my diagnosis. I think this is worth a try.
Hope all is well!