I love that there are people to talk and share and vent that get it. I love my family but they don't get it. I try not to even bring it up with friends, though I have some who are supportive too.
I know exactly what you are talking about regarding pain meds. I think I am in more pain than I should be because I try not to take the pain meds. I hate how they make me feel. I tried vicoden the other day and it just made me so sick. I had to go back to the oxycodone.
I had a pretty good week for the most part last week but then I had a user malfunction with my crutches lol
and I stepped on my leg twice yesterday. So now I am dealing with some sharp pains in the joint line. It makes me a little nervous. I am hoping it is just healing pains. I think I just made that up to make myself feel better when I get pains.
If this doesn't work than it goes to PKR or TKR. I need to avoid that for as long as possible as I am in law enforcement and will lose my job as I will no longer be able to meet the job requirements due to the restrictions. Fingers crossed that this works.
DM-when do you think he will do the TKR. Is he trying to hold off as long as possible because you are only 40? What else are you trying besides pain meds(tens unit, physical therapy etc).
Love talking to you all. Helps lifts my spirits that I'm not alone. Sometimes I get so angry and feel like no one else can understand my frustration. It helps to have others.