Re: Help cant stand 2 work and doctors cant help the pain enough
You know ukcats after thinking about your specific problem I have another suggestion for you but make no mistake you do absolutely need a Dr. that is well informed on this disease and is SYMPATHETIC. Now on to my new suggestion, you mentioned your nerve damage is from you being diabetic, well knowing what caused your problem is half the battle so that is a very good thing in several ways. There's some of us on here that don't know what caused our damage or if there's something were still doing that is not allowing us to get better. Knowing that diabetes and more specifically out of control sugar levels is probably what caused yours neuropathy is a good thing as weird as it sounds, there's a guy on this board named Aussie who actually beat this condition and fully repaired his nerve damage and his also was sugar related. You really need to reach out to him and ask him what should be your next step as he knows more about neuropathy than most Dr's, trust me he really does. If nothing else he might be able to suggest something that will at least possibly help you get through this very important next year. The fact is that it is possible to beat this disease and having a known cause makes that even more possible. Really be thankful that you can at least get a partial pension after one more year and If you get a sympathetic Dr. in the mean time you can start the Social Security process, just in case god forbid your SFN doesn't get any better in the near future. Being awarded SSDI can take anywhere from 1 to 4 years, much depending how sympathetic your Dr. is, which means a Dr that understands how debilitating SFN can be with the resricted mobility, no balance and 24/7 serious pain.
Reach out to Aussie and find yourself a good Dr ukcats, you're going to be fine down the road, I just have a good feeling. Hell it wont be long before they figure out how to regenerate damaged nerves and many other things, there not that far away and have many trials going on right now. One more thing, do be extra careful at work as I know exactly what its like having SFN and being a Pipefitter, its not a good combination. To many small accidents on the job is what finally shut me down and put me in to retirement. I wished I would of had this board and all its great people during my last few years, I think I would of had a better understanding of what was going on with me and how to deal with it better. Feel free to ask anything you want uk and good luck with everything.