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chronic pain and caring for others

Hello I'm new to forums and have little contact with the outside world so to speak. I have had 2 back surgerys (1) neck.
I can barely use my left hand since surgery in 2011 and have been in chronic pain since 2005 when I had a big back surgery to stabilize my spine after a car accident. It has been hell. I have tried every pain rx available. All the doctors want to do is surgerical interventions and injections !
To make matters 100 times worse, my husband now has to have a heart transplant for congestive heart failure and we have only disability income, like 50% less !
And we are 55 and 62 yrs old and have custody of my nephew, who has severe ADHD because his father, my brother passed away! He is a giant handful !
My life is a lifetime movie of the week. !
Any chronic pain suggestions to help. ??!!


  • Be facing same thing.not sure yet. Daughter fractured hip. Its not healing., doc kinda mad cuz she doesn't use walker all the time. But she has 3 kids. She may move in with me an we do what we can for each other but....dear Lord help me!
    I love my grandkids but I breathed a sigh of relief when they go home....but now...

    Your problems seem much more serious. Some one needs help you with grandchild for about two weeks. Or get him those video games...

  • Is your grandson being treated for his ADHD? If not, there are many options to help get his symptoms managed adequately.
    Medications are just one method but cognitive therapy and organizational help goes a long way in helping him do better in school and the socially.
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