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My own portable TENS unit! My own portable TENS unit!

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Unread 10-27-2005, 02:54 PM
My own portable TENS unit!

Well, today I had a the rep from the medical supply company come and give me my TENS unit. He actually came to me! To my work! He was really nice and explained everything to me. I'm still at work so I haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited to have this to help with my pain where I can take it anywhere, you know? I'll never be without it.
I had used one in my PT's office a couple of years ago, so I know what to expect in terms of what it will feel like, but...I don't know...I guess I feel like I've gone to a new level...like I'm a real "chronic pain" sufferer/survivor. Does that make sense? It seems real to me, looking at this little black box. It's crazy.....
But I know it will help, so hey, I can't complain!
OH.....and I'm going back on the Lorcet. I just can't hack it with this darn Darvocet. Unfortunately its not working. But I can't get my Lorcet filled until Tuesday...so it's gonna be one hell of a weekend. But I'll be o.k. I can do it. And I'm sure the TENS will help alot.
Just wanted to update everyone...it's scary, you know? Feeling like an official "pain mgmt patient."
Anyone else been in my shoes?

Love, Christina
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Unread 10-27-2005, 03:14 PM
My own portable TENS unit!

Christina:

Suggest you phone the doctor and ask if you can turn in the remaining darvocet for lorcet. No one should be left to suffer in pain. They won't know you are hurting if you don't call.

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Unread 10-27-2005, 03:17 PM
My own portable TENS unit!

Christina,
I'm glad that the Tens unit arrived. I've heard alot about them, but have never used one myself.

I know the feeling when you become an official pain mgmt patient. I was stubborn for quite some time and refused to go. I just knew that there was some surgical solution out there for me or I had some diagnosable disease. When I got my first script I went home and cried. I felt like I was giving up, when in fact, I was fighting for my life! And I continue to fight. I will do what I need to do in order that I can continue to work and live.

Once I got past the tears and started on the meds, I realized that there was finally someone who was listening and could even perhaps help, I was ready to fight another round! We do what we have to, if that involves taking meds, so be it. I do still have hope that one day I will be off the meds, but for now I continue to take them so that I can have some sort of a life.

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Unread 10-27-2005, 04:20 PM
My own portable TENS unit!

I received a TENS unit back in 1989 after my car accident. It's a Godsend!
Due to the tissue damage in my neck and shoulders, I was unable to ski more than 2 runs because of the pain. So I tried skiing with my TENS attached and viola! I could ski all day pain-free.

It really works well and I hope it helps ease your pain...I'm sure it will be a BIG help!
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Unread 10-27-2005, 07:37 PM
My own portable TENS unit!

what is TENS?
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Unread 10-28-2005, 09:01 AM
My own portable TENS unit!

Christina:
I got an interferential stim unit a couple of months ago through my PT. It is a lot like a tens unit. It has been a life saver. I have IC and it interferes with the pain messages being sent to the bladder nerves. 20 minutes and I feel human again. Having chronic pain might make you feel like a loser but dealing with it makes you feel like Wonder Woman.
The reps are nice (I think that is part of the job description) make sure you contact them if you have any problems or need supplies)
GOOD LUCK!
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