- From: "Mick" <kygimp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 7 Sep 2005 20:59:51 -0700
I hate to see a new person post here. One more person in undertreated
pain looking for some understanding. You shouldn't have to come to a
ng for advice about a medical condition. I don't post much anymore but
I began with this group 5+ years ago. If you would have been new back
then you would have been attacked by a few sick low lifes. I think
those folks have given up or passed away. But this little bit of
history doesn't mean much to you.
When you mentioned Mayo Cleaners (oops, Clinic) you got my attention.
This is my opinion only, but these kind of programs are no better than
snake oil sales people. Mayo has this to treat little old ladys with
headache and the vapors. They don't know how to treat really severe
chronic pain. Why is their goal to get you off all pain meds. They are
really behind times about pain treatment.....and they don't want to
treat us. We're not visible enough and don't bring a lot of attention
to them. They like to treat awful sounding maladies and have a good
chance to help. It makes for good print. I went to them in the late 70s
for t.h.r. number 4 and after the operation they (Dr. R.N. Stoffer)
sent me home with advice to become a couch potatoe and have people do
"everything" for me. My hip # 4 wouldn't last long and that is the
absolute last time it could be revisied. That bothered me so much I
became suicidial, began drinking a LOT. (Or could be visa versa).
Nevertheless, I lived thru 2 suicide attempts and then A.A. took me
prisoner, Mayo gave me baddddd advice. It wasn't even true. I've had 5
more revisions up until last year. However I had 7 of them in 2004.
Sorry for the rant. Back to your problem. Ever thing I print is my
opinion and sometimes my experience. Ask around and find a good BOARD
CERTIFIED pain doctor. Its not a crime or even a sin to use pain
medicine to treat pain and the medical community finally recognizes
this. I began taking narcotics for chronic pain on April 13, 1985 and
still take them. I've never been sorry and wish I could have started In
August 1967 (when my pain 1st started). I have had no problems with any
pain med. I don't get high or get a buzz. I just get wonderful
reduction in pain. Once your pain is reduced enough there's no reason
why you couldn't return to your kind of work.
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