I recently started the Fentayl patch ( 75 mg ) and at first I was really disappointed as I was still in a lot of pain. Then after the 2ed patch I seen a huge difference and the 3rd patch I was flying high! NO not that type of high. For the first time in years I felt like I had a decent chance at a life again.
Now I am 7th patch in and not quite so high. Pain is returning
I know I have options of a higher or more often patch change - new meds etc etc.
BUT what I am starting to ask myself and now all of you. Are any of "us" - those with chronic pain ever pain free??? :??
I am not even asking pain free in the true sense of the word. I am asking pain free in regards to the OMG pain level we reach.
My OMG ( top pain level ) is coming back and I just am not sure if a "pain free" life is even realistic to dream about any more. Or if it would be best to develop the frame of mind to be grateful for what the meds. do work on for pain level control. :?
Of course one should never stop seeking/hoping for more pain control. However I also think that a time comes when one has to accept it is what it is..... in order to move forward and create their own new normal. I guess I am trying to figure out my new normal. So I am asking this question.
Hope this makes sense and my use of words/terms does not offend anyone