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I was wondering if others who deal with Chronic Pain have low resistence (sp?) and seem to catch everything. First of all I have not yet been able to put my medical history at the bottom of the page (I am working on that) but to make a long story short I was injured, hit my head front and back injured my neck, lower back, knee, rt. shoulder. Have undergone a Cervical Fusion C5-6-,C6-7 with plate and screws. Fusion failed and rt. vocal cord was paralysed during surgery. Had surgery on rt. rotator cuff (complete tear) now retorn. Legs very very weak making walking almost impossible. Dr rx'd wheelchair (I hate it makes me feel so depressed) Anyway I do not get out much and basically am recliner bound. Yet I have had aqua therapy, in home therapy (physical, occupational and speech).
It seems like everytime I go out mostly for dr.'s appts. I end up getting something else. Nothing major but anything on top of the pain is I guess more of a nuissance than anything. Went for a well patient check up as I moved, ended up with severe double ear infections. Haven't had them since childhood and these are really bad ones. Possible ruptured eardrum but swelling is so bad I have to go back after I complete medicines. Same time period developed an infected pinkie finger. Really odd looked as though the tip of my finger was going to fall off. Now I am getting a cold. My husband is very careful about letting people in who are sick as we figure my resistence must be low. I get very little sleep approximately two hours a night which doesn't help as I am always exhausted. I was wondering if anyone else goes through this.
I try to eat healthy, take a vitamin, never touch anything when going to drs or hospital for tests. Starting to think I need to live in a bubble and this gets very depressing. I feel like if it isn't one thing its another.
My new PCP wants to put me on something to get some sleep but my PM dr I believe feels the pain meds I am on are adequate so of course I follow his course of action.
It seems like a vicious cycle as being in constant pain and then getting sick on top of it really brings me down. I do take Cymbalta for depression and I don't think I am totally depressed just don't think I have very good luck.
If any one else is in the same boat would love to hear your situations. Maybe I can learn something.