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Hello from SD

Hi my names Tory, i wanted to thank EVERYONE in these forums. In more recent months I've been stuck to my couch as im not able to go up my stairs easily at all. (Tore my labrum on last fall march 28th) .

Your forums have educated me greatly and now doctors and specialists don't write me off I've noticed since i probably fit a drug seekers profile apperance wise (thats what I've concluded). (Im heavily tatted) but again i hate stereotypes.As a career i played semi-professional football to support my family & did powerlifting events across the country.THAT WAS MY JOB. So because of many tattoos (most all D lineman have them at that level) i felt discrimination. Anyways its been a long and tough road since nov 13th 2011.Including 1 Pretty long hospital stay which ruled out alot of how i said i felt *just not how i was viewed*.

Ever since this whole thing began ive been in major***distress and depression with a great deal of emotional agony. I've never had any of these problems before (more than pain) and it has ruined my life at such a young age. My dreams are plauqed with these problems AND THATS IF I SLEEP. Every aspect of my life has changed into a negative . I've further injured myself from simple things like stairs because i just couldn't fathom the fact.enough for now i just got some EXCITEMENT my eyes feel heavy as an indication that i may sleep maybe? Sorry to randomly cut it short but i don't control when i sleep anymore. Its been 57 straight hours before my last 5 hour nap.

If none of this made any sense i blame my sleep issues for that as it messes with my mind. I'll countinue when i wake up. Trust me i have alot to say as im not social anymore & got sick and tired of the pity parts at my house. I live reclusive now. Till next time *enjoy the hours until we speak again/as pain free as possible.

Regards, Tory
I try to stay positive, some days just kick me down.


  • Tory,

    Your message touches me. I am sorry that you are being so harshly judged! That is very unfortunate! You are so right though. Pain goes deeper than just the physical - it effects us mentally, socially, and emotionally, as well. I find these forums extremely helpful for the mental/emotional/social side of things. Are you working with doctors to help the tear? Best of luck and I hope some relief comes to you soon.
  • lulusheartllulusheart Posts: 4,273
    edited 06/26/2012 - 8:35 AM
    hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can.. so glad you are here!! you have come to a place where there is no discrimination!! so sorry you are having sleeping troubles.. alot of us on the forum have sleep problems to some degree so you are not alone!! check out the "Sleep Problems forum" for some more input.. i like to take naps and use music to help me sleep.. i have given up on trying for a nights sleep!! LOL!! please make yourself at home here on the forum!! stop by anytime! good luck to you! there is something different about all of us, that is what makes us special!! Jenny
  • I didn't clarify other issuses earlier was more or less venting and introducing myself. The answer is yes, Ive been seeking help since the beginning. I didn't start with the hip problems, i have quite a long list of things wrong with my back after a car accident in which the other driver was texting and swerved into my lane and hit me head on at about 40 mph. I was in my audi a4 (smaller vehicle) and he was in a ford f-250. Click on my profile to get the list of the more serious problems at hand thus far.

    In my honest opinion i have a hard time believing doctors after this whole matter. I've pulled them out of there lies, been pretty much told everything in the book and some new syndrome/problem every visit. I must state my physiatrist (spelling) was the only one who cared so i stuck with him. Our time together we did 16 weeks of pt which i was failing *they felt they were hurting me further* so i was discharged at 5 weeks of 4x times a week.

    Friday was my first time meeting with my PM doc which my physitrist set for further work up as we expunged our options together. The apt went great and i gave her about 2600 documents to add too my chart. She was caring and listened. Something that has been hard to come by since day 1. I have been doing everything MED FREE and just crying to myself and my girlfriend & family back home. I live in SD and been here 6 years, ALL my family live in FL. I didn't have health insurance so everything is out of pocket (script wise) and i got tired of asking for money from loved ones to help as it created more problems.

    I have had no work orders this whole year since my first MRI and i've had 14 through this last 8 months. Everytime further problems. My PM made me sign a contract and wrote for oxycodone 5-325. Honestly i cant wait to see her again friday as they don't even take my 8-9 to even a 7.5... crappy part is i have to take them even if i feel they don't work via my contract. My biggest problem with it is i hate getting MORE problems and no relief (side effects). Feels like im swallowing problems aka headaches, constipation, restlessness. 3 more i don't want added to the load of current persistent problems. All i can do at this point is pray & be honest about how im feeling and hope this office gets it.

    Things I've done thus far:
    Pt x3 (just started again yesterday at with PM's in house.)
    Epidurals & injections (reached my limit in april after a fall lead to hip problems)
    Meditation (just learning)
    Therapist (someone just to talk to) as this destroyed my football career and i wasn't at fault. Hard to cope.

    That's about all that comes to my noggin at this point.
    I try to stay positive, some days just kick me down.
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