i was channel surfing today getting away from watching commercials because i am watching football which is my passion. while changing the channel, i saw a program on the discovery channel called chronic pain. i turned it on out of curiosity but i thought it was going to be an infomercial, it was not. it was from the chronic pain support group and it talked about at least 4 people with chronic pain. the one that peaked my interest was a guy that got blown up in iraq and had his leg amputated above the knee. he not only suffered from phantom pain but also pain in his leg from his amputation. apparently there was a growth that affected his pain. he had surgery again and then instead of staying home not doing anything he has a business that he works at. he is active and works out. he still suffers from pain but he uses different areas to help. his wife is also supportive. the program mentioned pain meds but did not make judgements about them. it was said that they were one part of chronic pain management. so once again, pain meds are just one thing that one can use and those who suffer should research all of the other areas that are avaliable to them. chronic pain support groups are excellent areas to check out. i wonder how many have used these support groups? there are all sorts of them. also it showed one woman speaking before congress. so this goes to my thesis that we need to get out there and be active and take the bull by the horns with respect to pain instead of staying home and doing nothing. if need be google chronic pain support groups and there are tons of them.
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.