About pain, yep I have had it, and for years. 1st.spinal fussion didn't work, second, after six years on morphine, had that C6-7 redone along with C3-7. the second was horrible to get over.
It was my idea after almost 12 years on morphine, to get off it, and see just what I had left pain wise two years after my surgery. I also have DJD, DDD, Arthrits, torn ligaments, and PN. None of it is fun. Auto immune problems started when I was 29.
I was sick of taking meds. and living on when the next pill was. I sought a doc. called a physiatrist, a pain specialist, who deals with people on a cellular level. I asked to be wearned off, I had to try. No fun there either!!!!!!
I do have pain now, so I take hydrocodone when needed. Have bio-freeze, and lidoderm pain patches. All in all, doing OK. Better than taking the Morphine, which I think I had developed a tolerence to anyway.
I take alot of suppliments which has helped my PN, and I was the last to believe they could help.
Today I am better than I thought I could be. I had lost hope too for a long long time.
I have a great deal of empathy for those in pain. It can bring you down to the most horrible place a person can be at. I sure needed my friends, and that is also how I discovered NT. I just never left after my surgery.
I think at one point I would have gone completely nuts, if it were not for those good folks who gave me the support when I needed it.
I do care about you Brain, and hope that you can get better too. I am here to yak to anytime you want. Just giving back what I myself was given, HOPE.... ginnie