Yesterday I went in for follow up with Pain Specialist. He did another increase since I am struggling by 5:00 pm…it takes all my energy to not take an extended release Nucynta. I really think we are getting close to having the usual, day-to-day pain dulled by the pain pump! A huge change for sure!
By no means does this mean that my Fibromyalgia, Polyarthralgia, Chronic Pain Disorder, Neuralgia, etc. are cured. The pain pump is doing its job…it is now helping with the pain! Yeah!!
I am still dealing with the other “joys” that come along with my hidden conditions. The best example being the fact that my legs have not been working for the past three days. My legs are heavy, like I have sunk into that gooey mud up to my knees…all my effort is required to stand and shuffle (worse than Zombie walk) to the restroom and back. For those of you with one or a combination of these hidden conditions/illnesses, you will understand!
I am so encouraged though! We have made improvement to one of the toughest aspects of Fibromialgia/Chronic Pain Disorder/etc.; and, that is taking the edge off the horrific, 24/7, 365 day pain!