I've been a pain person for the past 6 years following a heart attack & stroke in May 2010 & heart bypass surgery Oct 2010.
The last 2 - 3 years have been sheer hell
About 4 weeks ago. I have done all the things pain people will be familiar with. I have tried more drugs (prescription) than I can remember, their nature ever increasing in toxicity. My GP has been a tower throughout.
About 4 weeks ago, I did an incredibly stupid and dangerous thing, I stopped taking 2 of my prescribed meds, both of which were high dose. The following 8 days were unpleasant, to say the least. I confessed to my GP and received a well earned telling off.
I need to cut the story short and get to the point.
Subsequent to my irresponsibility, my life has changed dramatically. I have actually started to get my life back. I am still taking some pretty nasty meds, but less of them. I am sleeping more than 1-3 hours per night. I am walking each day. I am able to cope. I can manage the pain.
There seems no logical reason for this, but it is real and I have grabbed it with both hands.
I finish where I started. HOPE.