I know exactly how you feel. I have been on 3 Norco a day for about 10 years but 6 years ago, on top of neuropathy and fibromyalgia and neck damage I got osteoarthritis & it is now in every joint in my body, I already need new knees and implanted cartlidge in both hands. However, in the great commonwealth of PA they want me to stay on same pain meds thru both hand implant surgeries. No way, the meds don't even touch my current pain, now you want to slice open arms, remove tissue, transplant it, is 2 MONTH recovery so must be kinda major, right? Time for something I never thot I would do but at age 61 I am looking for Heroin. I'd rather be a junkie than live like this. So if can't find Heroin my next stop is the razor knife down both arms. Good luck!
We are so sorry to hear of your pain and suffering. We hope this gets better very soon. We want to make sure you have resources and numbers to call in case the urge to harm yourselves that you speak of becomes something you may consider acting on.
Always remember that there are phone numbers that you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any location in the United States. We're including a website in this email that you can turn to for help, as well as some phone numbers that you can call for additional assistance.
Phone Numbers: 1-800-SUICIDE
You can also text with someone. Text START to 741741 to talk to someone at Crisis Text Line - crisistextline.org (This is not available on some prepaid carriers. See the site for more information.)
Please let us know if we can help.
We're here to help and support you. Can you say if you're taking medication right now, or are you saying you're taking no meds? The more information you give us the better we can help you.
Almost all of us here on the pain forum can relate to how you're feeling so please don't feel like you're alone.
I hope you come back to post again. The people on this forum are so very caring and knowledgeable about chronic pain.