I have several doctor’s appointments coming up over the next couple of weeks. And you know how much I’m looking forward to that, right? The thing is, I find myself blaming the doctors because I’m still in so much pain every day. It feels like they’re not really taking it seriously. I know I haven’t been actively seeking medical treatment for the pain for all that long, but I’ve been In a lot of pain for several years now. Maybe I need to stress that when I see the various doctors this month.
There are days I go to work wondering how I’ll make it through the day. Granted, I’m usually able to survive the entire day at work, but at what cost? Sometimes I cry all the way home. Other days I manage to work my way through the basics before I collapse in bed. Isn’t there something the doctors can do to help ease the pain? I’ve been on Celebrex for several months now…it’s sure not doing a lot for me. Can’t we look at what I’ve already tried and find something different that might work? Why keep prescribing the same thing when we know it’s not helping? And why am I so dumb that I keep taking drugs that don’t do anything for me? Why can’t I just tell them I want something stronger?
I understand that the doctors are trying to find meds that will work at the lowest possible dosage…I get it, I do. In the meantime, what? Just keep hurting? Just keep on not being able to sleep? Just keep trying to make it through the day in a fog of fatigue? Most of the time I find myself giving in to the pain, thinking that I’ll just have to live with it, that there’s no help for it or for me. Whew! Do I sound like a whiny brat, or what? Hey, there are times that the pain will do that to you…
- What’s Your Pain Level (fierceisthenewpink.wordpress.com)