When reading peoples blogs and questions one thing always comes to the fore, our pain killers are failing to suppress our painful conditions. We always wonder why this is the case.
Are we expecting too much from these potent medications.
We discussed this on a few courses that I was on, the general thought regarding this is that our medications only suppress pains they do not remove, cure and numb these problems we have.
We all look for that magic bullet that will completely suppress and hide. What they supposed too do, get rid of pain. Sadly this does not happen and we continue on our journey towards a pain free life.
We end up taking medications that control our moods and flustrations so that we can tolerate what is onerous to many of us. .
Doctors will admit that pain medications will not get rid of all our pains, also we have to make trade offs because of contra indications that we all know about. We have to realize that anything we take is just taking the edge of our problems and still need to pace ourselves and sit in the garden to rest while others do the chores that we should be doing.
We sit on our seats at night, snooze and a voice wakes you saying, tired what have you done, nothing today even when you have tried and failed to impress anyone in your household. flustration rules our world.
Now we go back to the doctor and ask for further medications that may be that magic bullet ,
they never are. We go around in circles we become used to our pain killers and take doses that would knock many able bodies out for most of the day, so we also suffer these contraindications, we go back to the doctor and ask for something stronger the dance goes on and on and we become tolerant to strong meds. and near crippling contra indications
We now possibly go to the pain clinics, they instruct in relaxation techniques pacing, more medications, xrays and many other things that we can try. We start and wear tens electrodes that we need to change modulations so that the body does not become tolerant to. We try and use these machines when out and about, the pads slip, again we become flustrated.and do a sort of dance to make them stick back down again, we cannot wear them in the car, we now have to be careful taking medications when driving, we have a life of restrictions that some may have been set for our own benefit.
Life is a situation where second best is possibly the best way, we need to realize that a journey down the middle of good and bad needs to be taken, we will never find that magic bullet that will solve all our problems and give the able bodied a warm, furry feeling towards those who will never understand what is going on in the brain of those with disabilities because they cannot see what is going on in at least 60% of those who are challenged.in a restricted disabled life.