I am very friendly and adore humour, tis my passion! I love to laugh and love it when others laugh. So, if I've made you laugh that is wonderful, if not, just ignore me. In '09 I did a COLD... read more
I am very friendly and adore humour, tis my passion! I love to laugh and love it when others laugh. So, if I've made you laugh that is wonderful, if not, just ignore me.
In '09 I did a COLD TURKEY withdrawal off of prescribed (ne'er abused!) OxyContin. The stuff made me totally Zombified, with a capitol Z! I was a shell of my former self on OxyContin. The withdrawal was hell and I shall never forget it. Unfortunately the pain came back with a vengeance after a year and one half off of any pain medication. I've DDD, Spondylolisthesis, (which I've NO idea the meaning of) Fibromyalgia, and neuropathy that is SO very invasive and so horribly painful, tis a combo of stinging, burning and stabbing pain that feels as if my hair is on FIRE! Chronic pain is a life-altering situation, but not as bad (for me) as taking OxyContin! I'd rather take some wimpy pain meds (still experience some intense pain) and be MYSELF, not the shell of a woman curled up in an armchair, like a ghost.
I've also suffered (many moons ago) a major depression and panic attacks (just to keep me on my toes, of course) and feel great compassion for those who go thru either or both of those experiences. The depression and panic attacks were worse than this chronic pain that I live with 24/7. I'd truly choose the chronic, horrifying pain over depression any time, if I HAD to choose. Depression is a reality skewing, joy sucking thing that no one should have to experience. But the upside is that after going thru such a thing, you can really appreciate your life afterwards, that's the only uptick on depression that I can think of.
I'm here to learn and to help, where possible. I love helping people that are going through opiate withdrawal, as that was such a huge, disastrous, life altering experience for me. (I try as hard as possible to answer any Private Questions that have been sent by someone in opiate W/D (or anything else) yet sometimes my chronic pain prohibits my computer use.) Also, if I don't answer a private question, please resend it. Sometimes my inbox is so jammed with adverts that I delete ALL my emails, but only when it gets over the 700 mark. So, please know that I'd never ignore anyone with a PQ!)