Hello, I am new here, I just signed up. This is great as I have several issues that I just need to talk to too others about. I suffer from a constant pain in my upper right side and upper right back due to past Liver problems. I was born with a liver disease that they did not find until I was 19: had to go through a huge surgery to have my liver "resectioned" and it was fine for 20 some odd years. Then in 2005: on morning I woke up in horrible pain--ended up in the ER and it has sort of been non stop since: for the last four years I have have had several drains and tubes placed to help my liver drain correctly--also had some stones that had formed in the bile ducts that they had to take out through a T-tube. This went on for four years, there are no more stones and no sign of any problems with my liver, yet it continues to hurt and they do not know why--I live in Missouri and beween or local hosopital and our big one in St. Louis (Barnes-Jewish) I have been in and out 22 times. The ER trips are just horrible, getting them to give me enough pain meds to take care of the pain is just not possible--I also have very little family support--they just cannot seem to understand why it hurts when all the tests come back fine. It's not a fun spot to be in--I was reading some of the ER stories there--and one thing that helped me is that I talked to my Primary Care Doctor--and she put a letter in my file explaining the issues and since then I have at least been treated with respect. I joined several groups on here, Depression being another one--I was just discharged from the hospital for Severe Depression which they think was brought on by the contant pain--and lots of other crud to deal with. I just wanted to ask anyone out there if they have ever gotten the cold shoulder from their work place? My maangers are treating me horrible, ad it is hard to even get an idea as to where they stand--I have been out so much for the liver stuff and then was in for a week basically because I had some sort of mental breakdown--any suggestions on how to handle? I wish the would just terminate me, to be honest, but they seem determined to drag it on--and I am not sure how things in the future are going to go.....Thanks for your advice in advance.
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