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Hello I'm Pollen

PollenPPollen Posts: 1
edited 11/28/2014 - 11:11 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi I'm Pollen. I have been suffering from chronic pain for over a year now. I also have recurring acute pain in my abdomen caused by bowel adhesions. My chronic pain started once the recurring acute pain had taken it's place in my life. I've only just gotten in to see a physiatrist although my GP has been treating my pain with medication since the start. My internist says the pain from my adhesions would not benefit from surgical intervention, how ever that was about a year ago and I will be seeing if I can get a reassessment since the pain keeps me from functioning. I'm here because I could really use some emotional support from people who might have an idea what I am going through. The emotional toll of chronic pain is staggering and I find most people to be very dismissive of my pain because of a lack of awareness. I have a very hard time explaining what is going on with me to my husband who unfortunately gets the worst of my emotional and physical instability. I hope I can find the support I need here in this community.



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