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    Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

    [QUOTE=nochange;bt475]Hello Myo, great blogs. how old are you?. I really feel your pain and what you're going through. It's not fair what we're going through all of us with this chronic pain. As you know, I've been through one car accident and my life are forever changed.

    Let us know how your what's up with your SSI.
    SEEYA.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for the feedback nochange. I'm 40 going on 41 this June.

    I know how one accident can change your life... for me it was an accident, misdiagnosis and the wrong physical therapy and then a second accident. In both auto accidents I was the passenger and it wasn't my driver's fault.

    The most frustrating question I get though is "Why is it you were so severely injured, where as your driver was not?"

    That is something I have no answer for... It could have been the auto accident I had in 2002 when I black out during a major depressive episode... It could be that I have had to work construction and other jobs that required a lot of heavy lifting and other exertions on my back.. It could be something as simple as I was less limber than the driver. Or I was under more stress and so my back was in tension.

    Personally, I feel it is a moot question.. the damage is done and now my focus needs to be on how to get better and not dwell on the past and why I was injured.

    ~Myo
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    Posted 04-12-2010 at 01:47 PM by Myofascial Pain Myofascial Pain is offline
  2. Old Comment

    Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

    Hello Myo, great blogs. how old are you?. I really feel your pain and what you're going through. It's not fair what we're going through all of us with this chronic pain. As you know, I've been through one car accident and my life are forever changed.

    Let us know how your what's up with your SSI.
    SEEYA.
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    Posted 04-12-2010 at 02:08 AM by nochange nochange is offline
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    Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

    Hello Myo,

    How are you doing? I've been off the blogs a few days
    and now trying to catch up a little.

    Janaly
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    Posted 04-10-2010 at 01:02 PM by Janaly Janaly is offline
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    Giving Ourselves Support

    I really enjoyed reading this. I have been very conflicted lately regarding the board. I am really missing one of my pals, so to stumble on this and see that some of the regulars are still here and willing to lend an ear gives me a sense of peace. We all need those endorphins and I haven't enjoyed many lately.
    Thanks, Bullymom
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    Posted 04-10-2010 at 10:06 AM by bullymom bullymom is offline
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    Family seem to have little understanding

    Myo, This is an excellent blog. Uh oh, here I go flattering you again. Seriously, I could not have said it better myself. All of us have to deal with this issue to some degree. I'm lucky in that I have a sister who is in PM, so at least we can support each other and that helps so much.
    Take care,
    Bullymom
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    Posted 04-10-2010 at 09:46 AM by bullymom bullymom is offline
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    Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

    I just now finished reading up a little about MyoFacial
    Release Therapy! Wow what an avenue!

    Every person unique as would be the therapy. That
    about says it all doesn't it!


    I will read more in the near future again,

    Janaly
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    Posted 04-05-2010 at 07:47 PM by Janaly Janaly is offline
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    Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

    *hug* you are welcome. It has been a joy to
    comment on the blogs!

    thank you for confirming that I am using the comment
    sections correctly...

    I am still trying to understand, guote, quick guote,
    go advanced etc etc. So when time I keep rereading
    the FAQ's and Posting Polices. I am getting the gradual
    hang of things but not completely by any means yet.

    Janaly

    p.s. I can't find the smiles etc so wanted to use one
    now?
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    Posted 04-05-2010 at 07:17 PM by Janaly Janaly is offline
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    Family seem to have little understanding

    Ever seen the movie Marathon Man with Dustin Hoffman?

    I wouldn't say that my family is dis-compassionate, but more like their compassion and tolerance is limited to the extent of their understanding of how debilitating our chronic pain can be.

    With depression, people often are resistant to the changes they need to make in life to get better, because its uncomfortable. This is something doctors classify as "pain avoidance". Basically an unwillingness to do the work to get better, because of the pain that is associated with it.

    When it comes to chronic pain issues though my doctors and therapists have taught me that when it comes to physical pain, if I am pushing it too far or overexerting myself to the point I am increasing my pain, then potentially I am doing more damage and not allowing my back to heal.

    Personally, my pain management doctor has told me I have a very high pain tolerance in comparison with his other cases. Having 28 trigger point injections in one session, that equals a lot of pain that is literally blinding. You know when the pain is so intense, all you see is white flashes of light.

    Many of my friends and family though think I have a low pain tolerance and that I should be doing more to "just suck it up", They don't realize that [B][I]with my medications[/I][/B] I am generally at a 4 on the pain scale... If I'm lucky on rare days it will get as low as a 2 with my medications and the right treatments. Just to let you know though a 2 is what I would equate with having a headache prior to my back being damaged.

    In the past 3 years and 9 months I've never been below a 2... [U]never[/U] had a pain free day, even with my medications. So I am pushing through the pain and "sucking it up" every day since my injury, even on the best of days .

    [I]Honestly, I think anyone who has multiple trigger point sessions would be an excellent candidate for working in an intelligence agency.[/I] Because they know what it is like to experience pain up to the point where you pass out. They know they can endure any amount of conscious pain, so torturing won't work... Sure they might talk under the influence of sodium pentathol or some other mind altering substance, but so would anyone else. [I]Besides, they have training now a days that makes interrogation under the influence of mind altering drugs unreliable.[/I]

    I used to cringe at the scene in the movie Marathon Man where they were drilling into a unanesthestized tooth. Now, I'm sure I could tolerate that, until I passed out.

    ~Myo
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    Posted 04-05-2010 at 02:03 AM by Myofascial Pain Myofascial Pain is offline
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    Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

    [QUOTE=Janaly;bt437]Hello Myo,

    I just now read your posting. You do sound like a wonderful person indeed.

    Yes I know there is such a thing as having too big a heart. People with big
    hearts are a treasure to know and love. But I understand also the other side
    of that coin as well. I understand also that family dynamics both the good
    and the not so good can be both blessings or hardships.

    Soon I am going to read up on Myofacial Release Therapy so I have a better
    grasp of it. Also Basal Branch Blocks and RFA.

    When people have to consider SSI disability it is a big decison. Gads so
    many variables to that whole arena of things isn't there! My best friend
    and ex spouse is currently seeking SSI also for some existing and anticipated
    declines.

    In the future I would like to read more of your posts to catch up etc.

    Regarding blogging (although I have read the instructions etc) I hope I am
    doing my blogs and comments correctly. If you have any advice or if I
    am using the comment section wrong please let me know.

    I won't bite.....I'll leave that for the dogs in my nieghborhood. *suppossed
    to be a joke*

    Until next time,

    Janaly[/QUOTE]
    Janaly,

    [I][B]Thank you for commenting!!![/B] [/I]

    I so look forward to feedback to help me impove my blogs. I even posted a big please provide feedback request in my blog description but Seems like no one has noticed it. In my humble opinion, you are using the comment section [B][U]perfectly[/U] as it was intended,[/B]

    *HUG*

    Thank you again,
    ~Myo
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    Posted 04-04-2010 at 10:57 PM by Myofascial Pain Myofascial Pain is offline
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    Family seem to have little understanding

    You really speak from your heart and I admire that without even knowing
    you. Personally for me and some friends of mine, we share in some of your
    same thoughts Myo. The judgements and inabilities of some family members
    to walk in our shoes through our crisis or health issues, is truely very hard
    for some family to do. So compassion would be really helpful wouldn't it!
    But some cannot pull that off....sometimes due to ignorance or simply not
    being educated or wanting to really absorb details and side effects of ones
    medical circumstances.

    Take care until next time,

    Janaly
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    Posted 04-01-2010 at 06:27 PM by Janaly Janaly is offline
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    Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

    Hello Myo,

    I just now read your posting. You do sound like a wonderful person indeed.

    Yes I know there is such a thing as having too big a heart. People with big
    hearts are a treasure to know and love. But I understand also the other side
    of that coin as well. I understand also that family dynamics both the good
    and the not so good can be both blessings or hardships.

    Soon I am going to read up on Myofacial Release Therapy so I have a better
    grasp of it. Also Basal Branch Blocks and RFA.

    When people have to consider SSI disability it is a big decison. Gads so
    many variables to that whole arena of things isn't there! My best friend
    and ex spouse is currently seeking SSI also for some existing and anticipated
    declines.

    In the future I would like to read more of your posts to catch up etc.

    Regarding blogging (although I have read the instructions etc) I hope I am
    doing my blogs and comments correctly. If you have any advice or if I
    am using the comment section wrong please let me know.

    I won't bite.....I'll leave that for the dogs in my nieghborhood. *suppossed
    to be a joke*

    Until next time,

    Janaly
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    Posted 04-01-2010 at 05:53 PM by Janaly Janaly is offline

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