It has been almost 2 years that i have been reading and posting on the chronic pain board. i was sitting in my class waiting for a meeting when i started to read a topic that was closed. i came to realize that there are 2 types of people on this board, one who feels that unconditional support and hugs and kisses are the only way, and others who feel that this is a self pitting approach to life. the problem is that these 2 conflict with each other and after a while it gets into a shouting match on line. i know we each have strong opinions how to approach pain but the problem as i see it that some are unwilling to read an opposing approach without putting down the poster. i am a person who believes that we need to get out and live life and not ask for pitty. it drives me nuts when i see th e opposite view, but for the most part i keep my mouth shut. i will voice my opinion if i feel someone is out of line and i expect the respect of others without recriminations about how dare i, and how could i be so mean and non supportive, and my favorite is people need support here not criticism. my conclusion is that we all need to respect other's views. if i feel i need to criticize someone i don't put them down. i offer what i see is constructive criticism and i feel that i should get the same from others. there is room for both of us here. people who criticize others are trying to help and not put people down. i have been the focus of criticisms and what really fries my bacon is that people don't read the post, they misinterpret what was said. so respect my views and don't put words in my mouth. i try to do the same and if someone really is off the ball in my opinion i don't even post
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.