I met with a qualified, specialist pain relief nurse yesterday and immediately sensed her lack of empathy. I have arthritis in both hips, at the bottom of my spine, in my toes, in my fingers, have two bones damaged in my back after radiotherapy following breast cancer. All this is in addition to FYBROMYALGIA!
The nurse said that my pain was just due to "wear and tear". I know you will understand how upset I was. I cried and cried. She went on to say that there was no magic cure and that I have to start managing my pain myself. I told her that all I want is one good night's sleep and to wake up without feeling so tired and aching.
Is it just me or does anyone else sometimes feel that "this is all in my mind" and I am going mad alone.