Hi everyone, I am new to this site and i am not quite sure w

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Hi everyone, I am new to this site and i am not quite sure what to do but i guess i will share what i am going through and if i am in the wrong place maybe ya'll can guide me as to where i need to be......
My name is Kimberly and in 2003 i was in a very bad car accident... I sustained severe inoperable spinal cord injuries... in addition i also have taumatic arthritis, gastroparesis, damaged bladder wall nerves, damaged colon nerves, fibromyalgia, severe sleep deprevation, anxiety and depression... MY COPING skills at this point don't exist... I am allergic to codeine and all members of the codeine family, so there is nothing for me to take for pain... i am basically told i just have to do my best to live with alll of this and i have to tell ya'll that right now i am just a crying waste of a person.... i have no one i can talk to that can understand without it sounding like i am just a complainer so i came searching for people that might understand and not judge me... i feel so alone and helpless and i don't know what to do except cry at this point... its been a long 15 years and no relief in sight... its hard for me to get out and about so isolation is what my life has turned into... its hard for me to schedule anything because i never know from one minute to the next what i will be experiencing.. i am so sorry if i sound like a whiney complaining baby and i am sorry if i have bothered any of you....
Feeling lost and alone in Arkansas

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Feb 8

Wow so sorry that you have been dealing with all of this and yes you are in the right group. I wish I could say it will be better but I have so much wrong with me and still get new things every year. I just try to make sure I stay stress free and do a lot of calming things for myself like meditation, yoga, bubble baths and lots of vitamins. At this point I have to do THC oil at night for pain since I don't take pain meds. please keep writing and posting to us I am in a stressful situation myself right now that has increased my pain level I am having a hard time controlling the stress. As for coping skills we have to just keep trying different things for ourselves it has taken me so many years to accept all this and to learn to live with it but I still have major break downs trust me but I know in my heart we can all get through this. Stay strong and know that we do support you. xo

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Feb 8

Thank you so much for replying to me, it really does mean a lot!!!! I am so sorry for what you are going through as well and yes, absolutely stress really wreaks havoc on our already over taxed body... I am still trying to figure how to deal with that one myself... I haven't done to good of a job of it so far as i have ended up on blood pressure medicine from the stress and pain.... I am so appreciative of you for responding and i pray that you get to feeling better ASAP!!!! Also i think i read earlier that you too have gastroparesis and i wanted to tell you that the enzymes in cantelope seem to help calm the stomach down.. i don't know if you have tried that yet but when my gastroparesis is so bad that i can't eat anything without throwing up, i eat small bites of cantelope or juice a cantelope with some ice and non flavored smart water and slowly sip on it throughout the day, it helps me out tremendously... i hope and pray you get to feeling better and once again I thank you from the bottom of my heart for responding to my post, it really made me feel like i matter and that i am not alone!!!!!!!

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