Hi my friends!! I have not posted in here for awhile and I thought that I would say hello to some old friends.
Hello Reach, Meddguy and Many other!!!!
I am not sure if I have posted since I had my car accident.
No sooner did I detox off of all those darn meds did I have an auto accident that has caused me a lot of pain and probs but I will get into that in a minute.
I am spiritually doing well!!!! I am no longer on workers comp and my arm is much better. I recieved my settlement and spent some money on some items for my house...Plasma flat screen, chair and ottoman new refridgerator (old one crashed), and a nice TV console.
Since I have been sober ...one of the things I have learned it to do the right thing with moy money so the rest is in investments and in a savings account, that gives me a payment every few weeks.
School is tough but I am doing well. I was going to take 2 classes but with the car accident it is to much sitting in hard chairs...so I dropped one and I am only tking the Biology!!!
Now that is all good news....The bad news is that the car accident has caused some herniated discs in my neck and some compressed spinal nerves, and some undiagnosed problems in the T-spine. I had an MRI of T-spine yesterday.
I tried for 30 days after the accident to not use pain meds due to the fact that I just detoxed from all the meds from the WC arm issues.
After a long 30 days and a long talk with my 12 step sponsor we decided that I should ask for some pain relief. I take the meds exactly as prescribed!!! We have tried some other things like an oral pack of steroids, an epidural steroid injection and some trigger points. I feel like a pin coushion sometimes. The next thing was the T-spine MRI to see what else is going on.
The PM doc mentioned a Facet Block injection(steroid and numbing med) so that may be the next order of business. Gotta see what he says today about the MRI.
So I am once again in pain management!!! Yucky!!! I am currently taking narcotic meds and I have the same Pain Doc as I did when I was on workers comp. We are trying many methods to pin point problems and get pain relief.
I have also seen a neurologist and yes unfortunatley another darn surgery may be in the near future for me.
To those of you who are reading my post and are trying to get clean from what ever substance....I just want to say that there is so much HOPE for you. I understand that you feel miserable but from my own personal experience and from watching many others I can tell you that once you dteoxify your body you can then open your mind up to the idea that there is a way to live without the use of drugs or alcohol!
This is what I do to stay clean and sober....this is what works for me and I am not saying that you need to do these things....only that this works for me!
I usually make 2-5 Alcoholics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous meeting a week. This usually depend on my schedule of school doctor things and how I feel. I talk to other addics in recovery everyday. I have a sponsor who has worked the 12 steps and I am currently working the step with her. I get to have a sponsee that I can share my experience strength and hope with and work with her on the 12 steps. For me one of the most important things is to lead a spiritual path(this does not mean I am a church or religious person although I do go to church on an occasion) I have a concious contact with a higher power that I can rely on when I need guidence.
I am alos active in Cocaine Anonymous as a district chair for my area.
Despite that I have had this accident that has caused me pain and disrupted things with my health, I am grateful
for my life and the people that are in it. I have so much more good than bad going on.
Reach....how are you? I have missed you and I should check in here more often. i have been posting in some other areas since my accident and have recieved so much support.