I am sorry for the lack of medical support but, unfortunately, am right there with you. I have been struggling with continuing to work. Switched jobs to something less physically demanding but, still have bad days to. I work in the medical field and am also not finding any support. I hope that this website may bring some light at the end of the tunnel. I hope that we all find relief.
At Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Chris Ehlers wrote:
>After battling abdominal adhesion for 15 years and some 17 surgeries I
>have reached a dead end. The surgeon who had been treating me and had
>performed all of my abdominal surgeries was, due to poor health, forced
>to retire. The surgeons I have seen since (5 to be exact) have told me
>that no matter how painful or nauseating I may get they will not do any
>more surgeries. The last surgeon referred me to a pain clinic where the
>doctor has told me no more medication to relieve the symptoms. When
>asked what my options are, they just shrug their shoulders. My world
>has become the couch, TV, books, and internet. And I can only use those
>on good days. On bad days (of which there are many) I curl up in a ball
>and pray for relief that never comes. I don't know where to turn and
>would appreciate any suggestions.