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rdbarshiedrrdbarshied Posts: 5
edited 12/26/2015 - 8:49 PM in Chronic Pain
Like many my story is long and painful. My pain is now my feet. Started slowly 2 years ago. Saw a million doctors and they disagreed between neuroma in both feet and metatarsals 2 and 3 too long. MRIs said no neuroma so I went for the surgery to shorten 2 metatarsals. Bad move, but that foot doesn't feel any worse than the unoperated foot. The pain levels in both feet are 9-10 and I am slowly withdrawing from life. My poor wife listening to me . I fee like I have no life left and don't know what to do. I can't wait to leave this planet. I moan and cry myself to sleep which is pretty sad for a previously active happy guy. How can I go on like this getting worse by the day and no hope in sight. Thanks for listening-no one else seems to understand.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    You say you have seen many doctors.
    Curious if you are working with a pain management doctor?

    I have never been candidate for surgery. So I can not relate to that.
    Last several months my feet have various issues, not the least is pain.
    My PM doctor explained mine to be related to my spine.

    I see my PM doctor monthly and he always listens and works of ways to bring relief.
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  • Tired of pain 2TTired of pain 2 Posts: 9
    edited 12/28/2015 - 10:33 PM
    I am so very sorry and understand how you feel. I've had pain for about 4 years with no definite diagnosis, which is the worst thing. No one understands what it's like to be in pain EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIFE.

    Upper back right side spasms. No relief other than pain meds, and their not working anymore. Dr. won't increase dosage. I've had every test, therapy, acupuncture, epidural, trigger point injections, dry needling, massage therapy, etc.

    No one knows what is causing my pain, and no one seems to care. I about at the end of my rope.

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  • In 2005 and 2006 I worked at Walmart and the daily standing and walking on the concrete floor ruined my feet. I came out crying every day and somehow made it to my car, took my shoes off and as soon as I could, put my car in cruise so my feet wouldn't have to touch the pedals because of the excruciating pain. The doctor told me I had a Neuroma in my right foot. Fast forward, I had surgery on my foot, was on crutches for 6 weeks all for nothing! The pain continued. I had to quit work. I couldn't stand to be on my feet for any period of time. A few years later, I went to Good Feet and they fit me with orthotics and yes it was costly, about $660 including the shoes they said I needed but I got more relief than I had ever gotten from anything. I don't know if you have tried anything like that, but it might be an option. I pray that you will find relief! Turn to God and ask Him to help you to deal with the reverses of life that can come our way!
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  • Hi Barshield,
    Like you, I am new to this forum (Thou my PC tells me I've visited this site many years ago, "Bk when my pain issue started".) Looks like Liz makes good points., (Though upon reading around the forum, it appears to be a copy paste to many. At least it was a reply.) I know in my decade of pain, I've kind of come to realize, no one " outside of someone with an invisible "Pain issue" can quite understand. Like you, I have been getting those "ready to give up feelings, again recently. Super active guy, that destroyed my spine Commercial fishing of 25-30 years. That was nearly a decade ago. Seems to me, that Holidays can somehow worsen chronic pain. (Possibly more stress, to name one) Also change of seasons ,for this writer, make my pain levels go off the chart many times. I think I'm going to take Liz's "Copy Paste" advise, & drop around the different forums. Sure seems to me, This is a great place to vent, get advise, possibly even help others. A place where people are going through , The same,, Ummm??? The Invisible, yet sometimes devastating issue of chronic pain you mention. Hang in there buddy. Trust me ,,your not alone. Reading your post, is ironically how I've felt this past week. Thanks for posting. Now,,, Back to the Moderators reply to me. Seems I have to click on F&Q to name 1. I just finished the 1st 1 to click on. Took me a 1/2 hour to read. Only 64 more to go through, before I can look around. I better quite typing as, My Pain is currently off chart, & I've nothing positive to say about all the rules in this forum.
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