I'm done. The buck gets passed again and again and again. There is no dignity in living like this.
Finally saw the ortho today. No explanation for the increased pain. No sort of examination, nurse didn't even take a temp or blood pressure. (Though this might be standard for ortho, I'm not sure.) The doc reiterated his opinion that any surgical intervention would make things worse. He suggested that my PCP & rheumatologist should change my autoimmune meds. He dismissed my questions on pain management, indicating I should ask my PCP.
The irony would be funny if it wasn't my quality of life on the line. Both ortho and rheum say it's my PCP's job to manage pain; my PCP says it's theirs. The answer is easy: see a pain management doctor. It's the logistics I can't fathom. I live in a county with 4 people per square mile, and it's 4+ hours to the nearest legit PM clinic. I could move... but how do you move when you're broke and crippled and can't drive? Each solution makes more dilemmas. I'm just done.
I had a kidney stone removed 3 days ago and a stent placed. Has anyone else experienced swelling in the groin afterward?
I have been drinking very heavy for 3 years now and I want out, it's not fun anymore. I woke up today in so much pain! My head is killing me, my stomach hurts like crazy, and I have so much guilt it's unbearable. I can not continue life down this road. I want and need to stop but I've tried well over 30 times....