I had a motorcycle accident on 08/09/1969. I had many injuries. I have been left with a mostly paralised left arm and tremendous neropathic pain in my arm from just above the elbow to the tips of my fingers, this is accompanied by sudden muscle contractions. I have other health problems.
in the last 46 years I have been in constant pain the nhs has been no help whatsoever with the exception of prescribing highly addictive drugs which leaves people drooling in the corner (don't want that!!)
Well enough of that, the upside is after a couple of years I managed to return to the world of work, got married (twice) had children my youngest now 32 still lives at home so despite all the years of suffering I am glad I am still here to tell the tale.
respite from pain I hear you ask? in my case weekend whisky gives some relief in the good old days a couple of joints did well. Not now though as I quit my 40 a day habit 12 years ago.
Well thanks for letting me babble on good luck and peace to you all.