About Me: Female, 51, Manchester, United Kingdom, member since Mar 2010
I was in a Car Accident nearly 3yrs ago Aug 2007. I had Broken Ribs, was Very Badly Bruised and in Extreme Trauma. When I was pulled out of the Wreckage my Lungs began to fill back up with Air because my Chest had been Squashed In so much with my seat belt due to the I
[More]mpact of the Crash I had all the Air pushed out of my Lungs, I Couldn't Breath I Genuinly thought at that moment I was Dying, I thought the Air was coming out of my Lungs and not back in, I thought Both my Lungs had been Punctured, the noise of my Lungs filling back up with Air was so Loud, it was Horrific, I still have Nightmares about it all even 3yrs on. Since the crash I have been in Severe Pain everywhere everyday and my Head is in bits. I've had 2 lots of X-rays and MRI Scans of my Spine, Fortunately there is no damage to my Spine. I really began to think the Pain was all in my Mind until I went to the Pain Clinic last June 2009 and was Diagnoised with a Condition called Fibromyalgia. I am only just learning about this Condition properly because i've only just been able to purchase a Computer for myself. I have been having Steroid and Pain Killer Injections every 4mths, I have them in my Upper/Lower Back, Neck, Shoulders, Arms, Hips and Knees, the Injections only help with the Pain for about 4-6wks, but from then on i'm back to being in Extreme Severe Pain again, it gets to a point where im Disabled because of the Pain. The Crash as also left me with Osteoarthritis in both my Knees of which I have Injected every Month. I also have problems with Sleep, IBS, Depression, Stress and Anger. I had nothing wrong Physically before the Accident, since then my Depression has got alot Worse, I now have Anger issues with regards to the Driver, I can't Sleep properly, i'm Constipated all the time and the Pain is everywhere and every day. When i'm in bed trying to relax my Legs start to jerk in spasms on their own, sometimes my Head jerks also. My Medication per day is:- Lyrica 600mgs, Duloxetine 60mgs, Targinact 60mgs, Imipramine 60mgs & Oramorph 10mgs-20mgs every 4hrs when needed, which is rather frequent because my Medication doesn't take away the Pain. My life as totally changed since the Accident, I use to be a really Outgoing and Bubbly Person, but now I don't go anywhere because of the Pain and the fact im so tired even though I havn't done anything. Im constantly forgetting things now which really Upsets me and gets me really Frustrated and Stressed, I could be in the middle of a Conversation and I have to stop because i've forgotten what I was Saying, this as started to happen all the time now, I'm constantly looking in my Mobile and Diary to check the days and times of Appointments because i've got so Paranoid that i'll forget and miss them, most of the time I have to cancel them anyway because of the Pain. I've not been able to make or keep Arrangements with Friends either because I never know how much Pain i'm going to be in and how Bad i'm going to feel from one day to the next.
I am Fortunate that I have a Good Family, we are a small but very Close Family and they Help all the time. It's difficult getting use to people Helping me because I've always been so Independant.
I'm a Single Woman and it looks like i'm going to be Single Woman for the rest of my Life now, I really can't see any Man putting Up with all this, if truth be known..
HIYA_!!! Hon_!! Been awhile_No Comp_Dealing W/ major Issues Like Zillions of other people___Just want to wish u a Happy New Year___Kinda in a rush_but will be touching base soon__Hope alll is well sweety__***** xo
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