40yo looking for a answer so I can go camping and fishing again . currently not working lower back and knees and shoulders to put it short arthritis. had 2 shoulder surgeries. 5 left knee 4 right surgeries. nerve damage facet joint arthropy desiese as well I live with
my girlfriend who is now my carer .
life can be cruel I will get up an win.facet
joint deseise , bulging discs , mechanical pain neuropathic .
Welcome to the Forum!
I hope you find this place a stress free environment, because we all understand the pain you suffer.
Mate, you sure have been cut up a few times. You actually sound like an AFL footballer who has had to be reconstructed on a regular basis.
Have you been to a pain clinic before?
If not, you should ask your GP for a referral to the nearest 'Mulit-disciplinary Pain Clinic", because they will be able to teach you how to effectively self-manage your pain condition.
Brad, we are currently having some forum difficulties, so please bear with us until we have them fixed, but by all means take part in any discussions that are running, or start your own.
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
I've only been a member for a few months still this place has helped me more than anywhere else I've looked for support or direction during the past 3 years. Clever decision on your part to venture in and feed from the wonderful knowledge the peeps on this site share so freely.
You have certainly had a rough time! I hope that we can be a support for you. When the rest of our threads are returned, you may find some interesting reading too.
Peter's suggestion of a pain clinic is excellent. The only problem is that there are often long waiting lists. If it is possible you may be able to see a private pain specialist who will refer you to the rest of the people you would normally see in a pain clinic. However, the multi-disciplinary pain clinic is probably the best shot. Maybe have a chat with your GP.
All the best,
Not every day is a good day, but there is good in every day.
"“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
In 1988 we were involved in a MVA which resulted in for me Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ray was diagnosed later and told his was CRPS and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
We have been through Pain Clinics, Specialists and Doctors.