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Pain clinic visit went well.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Thank goodness they were very understanding of my ongoing pain. They were very professional and the doctor suggested a lidocaine injection for my ongoing tailbone pain which she thought could be more helpful than the cortisone injection I had 2 years ago. I’m going ahead with that. They also suggested a prescription that won’t affect my kidneys since I was taken off antii-inflammatory meds 2-3 years ago. I hope that helps. They also supported my continued physical activities and encouraged me when I mentioned that I knew I would feel better carrying less weight on my frame. Overall, I feel better just knowing they are giving me helpful advice. In the past, I have had doctors tell me things like, “just learn to live with it,” which is not helpful at all. The worst comments made by previous doctors were: You’re going to be in a wheelchair by the time you’re 60 (said to me when I was 40) and another doctor said you’re just going to get worse the older you get. At this point I am using a walker and sometimes a cane and have NO plans to give up walking even though sometimes it takes me an hour to walk a mile cause I have to rest about every 2 to 3 blocks.

I know a lot of doctors don’t make very accurate predictions. For example: Doctors told my aunt when she retired from an active career that she probably would die from ALS in 6 months, but she lived 30 years, so she unfortunately had a lot of years of suffering.
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  • AQUAGIRL08
    The only thing you can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward.
    67 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    I am so happy to hear that you are being supported by understanding healthcare professionals. It makes a HUGE difference!

    You keep doing what you can and take care of yourself. emoticon

    I so relate to your comment that a lot of doctors don't make accurate predictions. If my parents had listened to the doctors, I never would have worn a pair of high heeled shoes. I never would have run. Now, I'm hearing things like you've heard in the past which can be very discouraging. I'm doing my best to do what I can too.
    85 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    It helps to have professional medical personnel who care, glad you found a place that happened for you.
    92 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Stressed Out Women Gettin' Healthy. We can do this.

    I can't be too hard on doctors who have to give bad news to patients, since most people just give up. Your Aunt was a fighter and most likely believe she had people who needed her to care for them. I worked as a nurse, so I saw especially lots of men who gave up (be it heart disease, cancer, etc.) and became self-absorbed. Watching a men with lung cancer smoke through a trach always got me, but then they'd say "Why stop smoking, since I'm a goner now?"
    92 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    Blessings
    92 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Glad to hear the people can beat life expectations offered by Doctors. Love the underdog.
    92 days ago
  • RENEEWL1
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    92 days ago
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