[QUOTE=allanbruce;4165372. It is still upsetting that I turn 50 and I am like a old pensioner already. There will be no drinks no smokes no music just a few relatives to sing happy birthday.
I have to except that this is my life now but I wish that I could one day be well enough to go out to see a band or to just have my pain stop for one day. It is horrible and very hard to cope with at times. [/QUOTE]
hey allan, don't feel like that. I'm also getting old. I know, getting old makes me feel also sad
But there is nothing to do about it. So please don't be so sad. Nobody stays young for ever you know.
I really know what you are going through. Believe me. I had hard time with doctors who didn't even believe I'm suffering. Some even were smiling and were telling me it's all in my mind. So I looked for another doctor. My old/new doctor(I'm back to my old doctor)is treating me really good.
He really cries with me when I tell him I'm suffering. I've never heard anyone had doctor like this. and he knows what it means to live with chronic pain.
You really need to find a doctor like that with your new insurance.
I know you suffer from chronic back pain. I hope things will get better with your back. Perhaps stretching your back when you wake up in the morning will help a bit?. I'm not sure. I'm just trying to find solutions.
Sometimes I really have good days and it all depends on the weather. My neck hurts today but I don't need to take the oxycontin(now I'm on the same dose as you 40mg oxycontin). I wish I had my old neck back but it's not possible. I've already accepted my situation of taking pain meds till the rest of my life. I have no choice.
I wish you a very happy birthday