Don’t ever apologise for how you feel the black dog has been in my heel range for a long time so feel free to vent “we have a site for venting “ and we will talk to you and help if we can so please talk to us .
as long as I wake up alive I'm happy
Because it could be worse
Really appreciate it. So sorry that you and others here have to deal with depression as well, but in a kind of selfish way, I feel a little better knowing that there are people here who know the hardship that depression brings. I'll look up the venting site and go from there. Again, thanks.
its been awhile since my last post, things are still going okay..
Ive started in a new pain clinic and the specialist is amazing!!! he really listened and acknowledged how the pain affects our lives and did not make me feel judged or anything else, except finally I found the one!!!
so, a few weeks ago, I had the nerves in my back burned and it is helping greatly, I still have pain, but it is heaps reduced and I am not getting any nerve pain in the early hours of the mornings
I am scheduled to have a spinal cord stimulator put in sometime in the early new year, so I am feeling hopeful!
my black dog is still with me, although he is not so overwhelming at the moment and I am feeling more positive about living life with this pain
I hope everyone has a nice xmas with not too much pain
talk again soon
So pleased to read that you're having a good expereince with your pain clinic. It gives hope to others, to hear of positive experiences with these people. I was terrified of going to one, after having suffered badly with a poorly trained pain specialist, so when I attended the one Royal Womens', I expected more of the same. Thankfully, the treatment I received there was fantastic and I've since changed my mind about the relevance of good pain specialists. I wish you all the very best with your spinal cord simulator. I've heard good things about them. I wish that I could be considered for one, but so far, no luck.
Pleased as well that your black dog is not giving you too much hassle at the moment. Our quality of life is hard fought for and depression can make that battle harder. Hope you have a lovely festive season and don't get too worn out.