This is more of a thank you and update than it is a question. Your prayers and encouragement have all begun to work for me. I have so many blessings going on right now! My psych has finally begun to listen and respond to me. He has given me the meds I need to control some of the fear, anxiety and anger I was suffering (librium 30 mg 2x a day). I now have a home health care aide that comes for 2 hours every morning to help me eat, shower, and keep my place clean. I have been blessed to be accepted into a program that I was part of before when my life was a mess and I was assigned the same case manager. She knows all of the strides I have made in recovery from substance abuse AND mental illness since she last worked with me! She helps me keep all my appts. straight, provides transportation, support and will even come in and talk to the doctors with me! Through her I have found a Primary Care Physician who is willing to help me with pain. I am no longer suffering the unbearable pain I went through for months. At this point they have me on 15mg of oxycodone every 6-8 hrs. up to 4 pills per day. I don't want to go any higher than that as that is keeping me pretty much at a 2 on the pain scale without causing me dysfunctionality. I have many friends helping me monitor my meds and behaviors to make sure I am not slipping back into the abyss of addiction. And finally, after many phone calls, circular conversations and frustration, I have found a doctor who I think is going to be a miracle! I felt comfortable with her immediately, almost like we knew each other already. She spoke to me like I was an educated woman of 46, not a ten-year-old, but she also did not talk "over" me so that I didn't understand half of what she was saying. She held no visible judgement when it came to my psychiatric history or my Substance Dependence Disorder. She informed me that she had 20 years of experience in doing Botox treatments for movement disorders including Tardive Dyskinesia. She set me up with their in-house neurologist with whom she said she will be working closely. She told me all the benefits and possible risks of treatment in an honest, open manner. She answered every question I had with patience and solid information. All I am waiting for now is to hear from her office that the insurance went through. She told me that it may be difficult to get approved, but she also stated, "I've fought with more than one insurance company in my time!" I am so hopeful and feeling so blessed to have had such a wonderful experience with the doctor who may have a profound effect on my life! I attribute all these blessings to the prayers being said for me from DC members, my family in recovery, my family and other friends. Thanks especially to Ruthie and Tee for your unwavering love and support! This is by no means over, but at least I am on a path to treatment, and that gives me hope! Again my sincerest Thanks and Appreciation to all of those that have helped me get to this point, either by helping me or by allowing me the priviledge (sp?) to help you! I love you all, Lisa Z.
Oh Lisa, this is fantastic, I'm ever so happy for you!! I shall pray that your insurance OK's everything. I feel happy that YOU are happy and hopeful, so thank you for sharing this!! Tis a great feeling when one finally finds a kind and supportive Doc. You now have that and tis a blessing indeed!!
What a blessing it is to have you on the site. And what a blessing it is to have you as a friend. I have been there with you through this journey and am so thankful that you have finally found the right doctor, the support you need, and hopefully the procedure to help with you're condition. You have all the love and support here too. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and I am thankful to have such a wonderful friend as you. You da best. Ruthie
Lisa! this is the greatest news! You go girl! I am so happy for you. You are surely blest. Please stay with us tho' so you can share with others that have this disease. We are always here if you need some support.We are very happy with your outcome, & glad that you have found a wonderful doctor that actually listens & is doing something. Good luck... Mary
I'm so glad that things have worked out for you. I'm sad that you have the problems where you need this support, but I'm grateful that you do have this support. It's nice to hear that something is working out for somebody. I know that it hasn't been easy for you, but things are definately looking up for you, and you deserve it.
In case my response did not post correctly, Lisa has asked me to let everyone know that her internet is down and she doesn't know when she will be back up. She didn't want anyone to think she was ignoring her friends while she is unable to respond. She sends her love to everyone and has asked me to keep you updated until she is able to get back online. She misses being able to get online terribly. I will keep everyone posted here.
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