Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pain Management Specialist

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!


  1. Hi A!

    I'm glad to see that you're back - I was starting to get a little worried.

    I really hope that the Pain Management and acupuncture help you control your pain! Please keep us updated!

    Love and hugs,

  2. Sounds like a good direction. Maybe unloading some of the anger will help. I'm sending you hugs. You could really use them. Fingers crossed for you.

  3. Hi Kelley and Robbielynn,

    Thanks for checking in on me. I am doing okay. My acute sinus infection spawned a pretty big flare but I'll manage. I hope the both of you are well. I w promise to report any interesting developments and hopefully success stories. I'm trying, I guess that is the best most of us can do!

    Hugs to you both!

  4. It’s good that you sought the help of a pain management specialist. Just make sure he/she is a certified professional in his/her field of expertise. I hope he/she can help you with what you are experiencing right now. How was your appointment with the acupuncturist, by the way? I hope it helped a lot.

  5. Hi Tiffani,

    Welcome to my site. I promise you that I am seeing a very qualified and certified professional. He is the real deal but you are right, you always must make sure. So far, I have made some progress in the right direction. The acupuncturist has been working out well. I had two treatments this week and two next week and then we will re-evaluate what step is next as far as treatment goes.
    Thank you for your sweet care and concern. I hope you are doing well and have a great holiday season!


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