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!

9 comments:

  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,
    Kelley

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  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.

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  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!
    A

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  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.

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  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!

    <3
    A

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