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  Reply # 1458851 30-Dec-2015 08:04
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I have shared much of this here but this tgread seems appropriate. I have used Tramadol and Morphines but try to limit their use. I have ti inject biologics each week and swallow a cocktail of junk. To try manage pain i use mindfulness and a TENS unit but use pain relief when other methods fail. Some days i can walk short distances, but most I cannot.

My Cervical and Lumbar Spine is badly damaged and Hips, Knees, Arms are damaged and tge Spinal cord is compressed. It also affects my Kidneys, Heart, Lungs.

On bad days the pain can be overwelming and it may show here if i post cranky post, i apologise for that.





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  Reply # 1458877 30-Dec-2015 09:02
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At present I am laid up in bed with limited exercise for the next month due having a spinal fusion the week before Xmas. My L5-S1 disc compressed and dissolved to the point I was bone on bone and the only long term relief going forward was the operation as I didn't want to live on pain meds for the rest of my life. I had a partial disectomy 8 years ago due to a prolapsed disc and was told that this was going to be on the cards in the near future.

The worst pain for me was when I sneezed, crickey it shot me through the roof if I didn't stop it in time, not looking forward to my next and first sneeze after this operation.

Taking Tramadol and Sevredol to keep myself in relative comfort while I heal. I can't wait to get back on the tools, all I'm doing is designing user interfaces for our home automation app, but the meds make me a little "fuzzy" when trying to hard to think.

I'll second the previous point made - please look after your back.




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  Reply # 1458878 30-Dec-2015 09:05
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The most painful thing for me ever was a burn.

Not even a big burn, but it felt like every nerve ending was screaming out in agony. 

It is a strange pain too -- dunking into cold water would immediately and completely alleviate pain-- but a few seconds after removing from cold water I'd be in agony again. After about 7 hours the pain disappeared almost instantaenously - one minute I was in  absolute pain, the next it was completely gone. 

Interesting thing is trying to sleep with your hand in a bowl of cold water ha ha. 

Ever since, I've felt really bad for those who suffer burns themselves as you sometimes read in the news. 



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  Reply # 1458880 30-Dec-2015 09:08
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MikeB4: I have shared much of this here but this tgread seems appropriate. I have used Tramadol and Morphines but try to limit their use. I have ti inject biologics each week and swallow a cocktail of junk. To try manage pain i use mindfulness and a TENS unit but use pain relief when other methods fail. Some days i can walk short distances, but most I cannot.

My Cervical and Lumbar Spine is badly damaged and Hips, Knees, Arms are damaged and tge Spinal cord is compressed. It also affects my Kidneys, Heart, Lungs.

On bad days the pain can be overwelming and it may show here if i post cranky post, i apologise for that.



Jeez that sounds difficult . Continuing pain must wear you down .

The problem is , people don't appreciate good health until they lose it. 






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  Reply # 1458925 30-Dec-2015 10:47
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overkill: At present I am laid up in bed with limited exercise for the next month due having a spinal fusion the week before Xmas. My L5-S1 disc compressed and dissolved to the point I was bone on bone and the only long term relief going forward was the operation as I didn't want to live on pain meds for the rest of my life. I had a partial disectomy 8 years ago due to a prolapsed disc and was told that this was going to be on the cards in the near future.

The worst pain for me was when I sneezed, crickey it shot me through the roof if I didn't stop it in time, not looking forward to my next and first sneeze after this operation.

Taking Tramadol and Sevredol to keep myself in relative comfort while I heal. I can't wait to get back on the tools, all I'm doing is designing user interfaces for our home automation app, but the meds make me a little "fuzzy" when trying to hard to think.

I'll second the previous point made - please look after your back.


I remember sneezing and laughing being hugely painful when recovering from my sternotomy, too. Er Indoors was watching a funny film and I had to leave the room!





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  Reply # 1458926 30-Dec-2015 10:48
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scuwp: Snapped crutiate ligament for me, felt like someone had just hammered an 8" nail right through my knee.  Closely followed by Windows Vista and kids. 


Ah but one of those was self-inflicted and doesn't count! money-mouth





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  Reply # 1458927 30-Dec-2015 10:49
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This thread reminds me powerfully that however bad you think you have it, others have always got it worse. A lot of stoicism and courage here.






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  Reply # 1458928 30-Dec-2015 10:50
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nakedmolerat:
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Geektastic: Descending aortic dissection.

An extreme medical emergency, incredibly painful and not to be recommended!


Holy s#!t balls! Bona fide Medical emergency right there. I've assisted on a repair of one of those in the small hours of the night... Wow.


I believe descending aortic dissection mostly requires medical management only unless it ruptured.

With regards to kidney stones, some people able to cope with them well and some don't. The small one tends to be more painful than the larger size.


Medical management thus:

Surgeon to wife at midnight, 2 hours after admission : "We've cleared a theatre and called in a full cardiac team. We need to do this now or he'll be dead by the end of the week."





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  Reply # 1458963 30-Dec-2015 11:55
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MikeB4: I have shared much of this here but this tgread seems appropriate. I have used Tramadol and Morphines but try to limit their use. I have ti inject biologics each week and swallow a cocktail of junk. To try manage pain i use mindfulness and a TENS unit but use pain relief when other methods fail. Some days i can walk short distances, but most I cannot.

My Cervical and Lumbar Spine is badly damaged and Hips, Knees, Arms are damaged and tge Spinal cord is compressed. It also affects my Kidneys, Heart, Lungs.

On bad days the pain can be overwelming and it may show here if i post cranky post, i apologise for that.



Jeez that sounds difficult . Continuing pain must wear you down .

The problem is , people don't appreciate good health until they lose it. 







If you feel pain you are still alive, and it motives one to push oneself to do more




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  Reply # 1459007 30-Dec-2015 12:45
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Had a radiator explode in my face once... 2 days on morphine drip in hospital.

The worst was trying to evacuate my bowels (after the gauze was removed) after hemorrhoid surgery with a lot of stitches up there. I stopped eating because the pain was unbearable. This went on for about 2.5 weeks.

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  Reply # 1459009 30-Dec-2015 12:52
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I have 6 crushed vertebrae at last count so somewhere between bad to worse is my pain scale day to day.

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  Reply # 1459019 30-Dec-2015 13:15
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gehenna: I have 6 crushed vertebrae at last count so somewhere between bad to worse is my pain scale day to day.


When I was in hospital following my dissection, I was a bit hazy as they had been giving me the good stuff.

I do recall a nurse asking me "On a scale of one to ten, how is your pain?" to which I replied "Oh, it's a 10 but I don't care!"





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  Reply # 1459021 30-Dec-2015 13:17
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Long term pain has always been my back, but short term pain had to be when they removed my catheter in hospital, I even asked the nurse if he was trying to start a lawnmower, he pulled that thing quick and it was like fire in my pipe that I wasn't prepared for........ouch




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  Reply # 1459316 30-Dec-2015 22:14
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scuwp: Snapped crutiate ligament for me, felt like someone had just hammered an 8" nail right through my knee.  Closely followed by Windows Vista and kids. 


I did my ACL playing indoor soccer. It was very painful, but, nowhere as much as when I burned my hand.    Different pains though, acl was more of an aching pain, burn was a searing pain. 

Incidentally, how long did they take to diagnose your ACL?  They took a couple of months and misdiagnosed several times (resulting in further injury) before deciding an MRI is required. 

Before the MRI, ACC denied it was an accident injury and told me to consult a lawyer if i disagreed.  ACC said my ACL tear was a degenerative problem. 

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A lot depends on the person.
My mum is super pain woman.
She had kidney stones - the first doc misdiagnosed her and it went on for ages. Eventually she went to another who told her to get up to the hospital immediately to have them broken up...
She went home. Passed them herself eventually.

Pain relief? Codagin (Sp?)  - thats 500mg paracetamol, 8mg codeine.


She has had arthritis in spine for 43 years, the entire thing is trashed now, she has lost a lot of height (not just old age), the docs won't go into details now to her, just say it's very bad.
She has nerve pain from it - sciatic nerve - neck nerves...etc.

She still just takes the codagin. Admittedly 8 a day, but still, she says it does nothing now - I bet.
Told her to ask docs - get maybe 60mg codeine or something - she says, when she has to do...
Shes 83 now, I would have said has to is now.

My worst pain? well I have arthritis too. Mostly it isn't too bad. Pain there all the time, can't walk far...like 200m or so.
But occasionally if I push it and ignore it - doing things around the house and garden etc, well it cranks up. And up and up.
It will make me feel nauseous.  90mg codeine doesn't help a lot, really I just have to lie flat on floor and not move until it calms down.

I'd say nerve pain is the worst....

Have a friend with various issues, she has assorted nerves affected by it, and as she says, nothing really touches it, you can eat painkillers abut it doesn't help a lot - she has been prescribed morphine now. She will take it, but it still doesn't do a lot...


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