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Unread 01-27-2004, 10:10 AM
Turned away by pharmacy for pain meds - again

Know that we are here for you as much as you need us. I truly hope you have at least one friend in the real world that you can confide in, as well, who won't judge you or give you unsolicited advice ... someone who listens and comforts you when you are down. Someone who gives great, healing s

Take care.
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Unread 01-27-2004, 10:29 AM
I'm so grateful you're all here...and I do have a wonderful DH, too

As terrific and understanding as he's been - and I'm sure many of you can relate - only another woman, one going through the same thing, can truly "get it."

The only reason he doesn't "count" in some situations is the obvious one-he can't possibly know what it feels like. I have repetitive-strain injury pain from computing as well (though improving as I try to type and surf the web less lol) and he equates it with that. I have to explain to him that pain doesn't equal pain; the other pain, while unfortunate, is a walk in the park compared with the pelvic kind. For shoulder and tennis-elbow - should be renamed mousing elbow - pain, resting, shifting position, taking a hot shower, applying some heating ointment, taking a few Advils, etc. all help even if they're not a cure. (These are the things you should do before computer-related pain becomes permanent, btw - see an occupational physician, not therapist - they're hard to find but there are regional centers throughout the US at least.)

But with pelvic pain, I tell him, it is at your very core - you could stand on your head, grit your teeth and run a marathon, or hum Beethoven's Fifth, and it will still be there. He also knows that an occupational specialist told me I waited too long to slow down my work schedule, so my computer injuries are permanent. I've modified my life/work around my limitation; while not jumping for joy, I've accepted it. However...I never stop looking for an answer to the pelvic pain, b/c I can't accept living the rest of my life this way, or even until menopause. (Though I'm 40, with my family history, that could be 15-16 years away.)

And being here helps me bit by bit as we share our experiences and lean on one another's shoulders to be better able to go on...

Love and ((HUGS)),

Hannah
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