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Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo

Posted 03-28-2010 at 06:07 AM by Myofascial Pain

So yesterday I decided that I am going to apply for Disablity SSI. Thing about it is I feel guilty knowing my family has the resources that if they were willing then I wouldn't be taking resources that others who don't have that luxury could use. But I realized they don't have an obligation to do so. So I'm going to do the adult thing and apply for SSI just to have a sense of more independence.

You wouldn't think it but there is such a thing as having too big a heart. After some...
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Family seem to have little understanding

Posted 03-06-2010 at 04:47 PM by Myofascial Pain
Updated 03-06-2010 at 10:59 PM by Administrator (checking color code)

My brother who works in the medical field, recently discussed this very issue. Fact is even with all his knowledge and experience working with pain clinics, the only way he can try to relate to what I am experiencing is to try to use his imagination since he's never experienced it. Even so his imagination isn't enough to make that leap. The only family member I can relate to on my condition is my cousin who has arachnoidiitis. She finally has relief with an opiate pump implant. The other person...
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spinal cord stimulator

Posted 02-28-2010 at 09:34 PM by Myofascial Pain
Updated 03-02-2010 at 07:03 AM by hb-mod (Categorized)

I have discussed going this route with my brother... The theory with back pain is to target only the nerve branches leading to the back dermatomes [I](d. anatomy. An area of skin innervated by sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.)[/I]. Problem with this solution is the same problem that you get with Radio Frequency Ablations (RFAs). Most physicians will attempt to avoid C3 - C5 or C6 nerves, due to the risk of paralysis. Same reason they avoid lumbar punctures in that region. My latest...
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Giving Ourselves Support

Posted 02-28-2010 at 09:12 PM by Myofascial Pain
Updated 03-10-2010 at 07:15 PM by Administrator

Some things that help me..

1) Be more outwardly focused. This accomplishes an number of things. First you don't dwell on your condition. Secondly, doing things like posting on these boards about other people's issue and offering what help I can makes me feel better. Just knowing I helped at all makes me happy and that gives me an [B][I]endorphin[/I][/B] release. Our bodies own pain killer.

2) Look for ways to keep distracted. I am currently working on a sudoku...
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