I suffer from cronic pain due from 3 heart attacks
The Doctors do not know why
Some think it is because my blood pumps too slow now due to the loss of 45 percent of my heart
This perhaps causes a stagnated problem like if water does not move fast enoufe it becomes stagnated
I cannot walk far my blood pressure goes up to 210 over 113 if I do.
My pain started when I lost my wife during Katrina she was a police officer for mobile Alabama.
Her death was a devistation to my life.
after she was buried 2 weeks later I had my first heart attack.
then the pain began that was in 2005 Aug 30
I had my second heart attack in 2006 third in 2007
My life has been a hell on this earth.
In mobile the doctors put me on 40 mg oxycodone 3 times a day
when I moved to roanoke va they said oh no too much sorry 5 mg 3 times a day
Then a year passes and the new coctor gives me 15 mg 5 times a day
that is every 4 hours 15 mg,,I guess when I sleep I set the alarm clock they thought.
It has reduced the pain but my fear is what happens when this doctor leaves and a new one comes and tells me oh no 5 mg 3 times a day.
I have suffered to the point of praying to God every night to please let me sleep and not wake up.
seem like a sad story?
It is real..the pain and my life
Oxycodone is all I have to look forward to in life?
- 18 Aug 2011 by Thee_Alleycat
- 19 Aug 2011
- heart attack, pain, oxycodone, blood disorders, doctor, heart
I suffer from cronic pain due from 3 heart attacks
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and the pain that you have had to endure since. It is so difficult to understand why God allows somethings to happen. But I can assure you there is a reason. Remembering what your wife would want for you is so important. I understand wanting to be with her, it just isn't possible right now. Living for her is what she would want.
I wouldn't worry about when the present doctor leaves, you will have your medical records and a history to accompany them. No point in crossing that bridge yet.
We are here to support you and am willing to just chat if you would like. I can friend you then if you want to talk you can send me a private message by just clicking on my avatar. I'm a great listener and would enjoy messaging anytime,
I must concur with Laurie, I am ever so sorry for your loss. Having watched the horror of Katrina on telly I cannot even imagine what it was like for you and your beloved wife.
We are a supportive group here and will try to bolster you at all times. No judgement, no lectures.
You may want to write a profile about your experiences, that way other members can get to know you. I too shall add you as a friend. If you need to vent, I am all ears.
Best wishes and do stay with us!
I want to add my sympathies along with Laura and Sweet Lemon.
I live in Seabrook, TX which is not too far from your previous home and what you and your wife endured. We suffered with hurricane Ike. My heart is so very sad for you.
To answer your initial question, is Oxy all you have to look forward to? the answer is a big NO! I know that the grief is feeling insurmountable at the moment, but this too will become easier to manage over time. I am not trying to speak for your wife, but as a wife, I know that I would want my husband to make his health his number one priority. That is what would make me happiest. Knowing that after I was gone, he would take care of himself and make his way to a happier tomorrow. And, that tomorrow is today, dear friend. I don't know if you have a regular doctor you are seeing or only a pain management facility doctor? I know when I was seeing pain management doctors for my chronic pain, they went through those docs like ex-lax thru a baby! I never questioned why, because all I cared about was getting my medication so I could get 'out of pain'. I would encourage you to find a good family doctor at a reputable office and discuss your concerns as well as your history. He/she will want that information anyway, and if they don't, then you haven't found the right dr yet. I know that Virginia is quite a distance from Alabama but I would imagine there are people all over that had to endure the pain and suffering of Katrina. I would encourage you to find a group of people (you could probably google it for your area) that have suffered from the catastrophe of the hurricane. Just being able to share with like-minded people can ease pain. Holding grief and pain inside can manifest itself in other areas because it has to get out. Your body needs to be able to release it. You are right... the pain is real, and your life is real.
You did a very good thing coming to this site. I can't even remember how I found it, but I know it was a true Godsend. Most everyone here is suffering or has suffered some sort of pain and being able to talk, share, and identify with others has helped me SO much.
Please continue to come and keep us posted with your life and with you. I, too, will friend you. We can never have enough love and friendship in our lives.
SO good to have you here!
Much care and compassion from fellow hurricane survivor,
Alleycat, time is a great healer with the emotional pain, i cant imagine what pain u suffer after having a heart attack, your story was very real to read. Please stay with this site, the answers and comments are a tremendous help. I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. Try looking for a Katrina support group, maybe just maybe it could help. Please feel better, Skins1970.
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