During the month of February I only left the house to get food and medical appointments. I have to say that this is a problem, a big problem. It's felt like a house was tossed on my chest and I've been unable to move, anxiety on all fronts. Being around people on a whole impossible. My back pain is so extensive that I can no longer tell if I'm even in pain.
I had my regular appointment yesterday for pain. I wanted an increase of 30 milligrams in morphine per day, my doctor gave me 60 mgs. It's time released so I am now taking 60 milligrams in the morning and 60 milligrams at night. Along with another medication as needed. I did not expect the results I am getting, it's like night and day. My appointment was at 9 and by 5 the same very day ((gone)). I'm functioning again, I'm eating, I feel like getting outside, the social anxiety has all but vanished and I have no pain... The only thing I was able to do during February was diet and because of it I'm now down to 250 from 288 one year ago.
I put my topic Pain and Doctors as Thank God for my Doctor and for the pain center I'm in. Because of my past experience before my surgery with Doctors I no longer have faith and trust in them. My Doctor and my pain center, what they did and the direction they are going with my pain ((I now trust them)). The Pain is gone and I feel like stopping into the center and saying thank-you or sending them a note or who knows even sending them flowers. They believe in me and although I've not been perfect I do what they tell me to do, although not leaving the house is a problem at least I've done what I could in dieting. Now I want to get back to the gym, along with the weight loss now strengthening what ever I can. Perhaps a bit premature but I feel awesome.