Hi Everyone. I've been looking for a place where there are people like me...."In Chronic Pain"!
I'm 59 years old and I've been living with this horrible pain ever since a drunk driver hit my car back on 1/25/00. I was lucky to have survived the accident. I tore ligaments in my right ankle, rt. knee, and rt. shoulder. My rt. pelvic bone was cracked, rt. bicep muscle torn and I herniated/ruptured most of my c-spine. I now suffer with seizure disorder from hitting my head they told me, (it's under control though). I did have my seat belt on. I still can't believe all this happened to me....everything happened so quickly.
I'm not here looking for sympathy. I'm just looking for a place that I can talk with people that know what it's like. I look healthy, so most people I know think I'm BS'ing. I had my shoulder operated on...with no relief. I also get Synvisc injections twice a year in my rt. knee, and multiple injections in my rt. shoulder. After about 10 years, the pain just became overwhelming....that's when I started seeing a pain management doctor. He's awesome! He did bring my pain level down from a blasting 10, to a 2. But there are a lot of days my pain level is higher, (depending on the weather).
I was a tractor trailer driver since 1974. I had to retire after this accident about 13 years ago. I hate not working....but driving is all I know. I'm on Oxycodone, so the D.O.T. won't let me drive anymore. I'd never pass a drug test! I do walk about 4 to 5 miles every other day in the forests near my home. My doctor told me walking helps. If I try and sit home, I hurt even more. It's kinda weird....it hurts to walk, and it hurts to sit or lay down. The whole thing is just a mess! I wouldn't wish what I'm going through on my worst enemy!
Well, that's my story. I hope to meet some people that know what I'm talking about. People who don't live in pain have no idea what it's like!
"Nobody Should Have To Suffer"