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Headaches, Headaches, Headaches 24/7

I have survived cancer! I can not be happier and I fought with ALL I had inside me to beat cancer. I had only been engaged to the love of my life for four weeks and I had two children ages 7 and 10. There was no way I was leaving any of them.

My parents moved in as I was a single mom at the time and took care of me 24/7. They were the best they cooked and cleaned and got me to every single doctor’s appointment I had.

After two years I am cancer free and life should be perfect right? Well due to my tumor in my sinuses and right eye orbit I have been left with headaches 24/7. I look soooo much better then I have in the past two years!

I try to be perfect for everyone. But inside I am breaking. My headaches that I try to hide from everyone are killing my very being. I am on pain medicine and it really does not see to help it too much. While it does decrease the pain sometimes the majority of the time I have a headache. I my temple, forehead, neck and face….

I seem to snap quickly as it is always there then the littlest things set me off. I typically can not control it, as again, inside I am in knots from the pain and then something aggravates me and off I go.

I do not want to complain about my headaches to my husband as he has heard it! I do not want to complain to my parents as I do not want them to worry any more then they have to. I have to be a strong mom for my kids so most of the time I just put a smile on and not let anyone see what I am going through inside.

Who can help? This pain has to go away as I can not continue to live like this. It is not fair it is debilitating and is ruining my happiness and who I am as a person.

I want my “old” self back, the one before cancer who was happy and fun to be around. The one that was silly and loved to be outside doing just about anything.

Pleas help me find my relief!

Fibromyalgia and my spine

First of all, I have been the one to encourage and reach out to other pain sufferers on other sites always. I felt a strength as long as I could hang on to a sliver of hope. Without it, I have often said, “we will fall into the deep, dark depths of despair”. I have been falling there often in the last 6 months. I have no energy to describe all the pain, all the reasons, all the loss, becoming dependent, no money status, continual denial of SSDI, the conditions, diseases and types of pain right now. I just want to let it out, I do not feel I can cope with this anymore. I keep thinking today, I do not want to live. It’s useless. Why get up to face another day of the same agony, torture and suffering? I’m so tired. Any feedback from fellow sufferers is welcome.

Do Not Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won, had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

Author Unknown

Strange back pain

I’m 16 yrs old and I’ve had this strange back pain since a few years ago, it always returns after 1 yrs or maybe 6 months later.. it hurts a lot.. is in the middle of my back, i think, i’ve been to the doctor, gotten ray-x, etc etc .. but they dont find anything wrong.. NOTHING, and it goes away after maybe 5 days, i take pills that the doctor told me too, and they work… but it always returns.. the last time (well, not actually LAST) i had it, was in june this year.. it was stronger, and it gave me nauseas,, i threw up like 3 times.. and yesterday, i had it again! but the pain was even STRONGER,, it hurt so much, and it gave me nauseas.. again, and i threw up 7 times, i didn’t want to, but i couldn’t help it.

Again, they didn’t find anything wrong.. but it’s obvious i have something, and I wanna know what it is.

Blonde Joke )

A blond, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do.

“Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?”

The blond said, “How about 50 dollars?” The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. The man’s wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, “Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?”

The man replied, “She should. She was standing on the porch.”

A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.

“You’re finished already?” he asked. “Yes,” the blonde answered, “and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats. “Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. “And by the way,” the blonde added, “that’s not a Porch, it’s a Ferrari.”

Kids with LPHS

Hi,

I live in NY and have an 11 year old in the process of getting diagnosed with LPHS. Her doctors are great but they do not know much about the disease and she is in constant pain and in and out of the hospital for pain management.

She misses a lot of school and it does interfere with her social life. It is very frustrating as a parent to see your child in chronic pain! Does any know of any doctors in NYC that are familiar with LPHS?

For parents whose kids are diagnosed with this, what have you been doing to support your child?

Any Marines?

I’m looking for anyone who has the experience of being a Marine to offer me friendly advice. I’m thinking about becoming a Marine, but I have a few simple questions. Does stealing happen often on bases, should I keep my good clothing at home? What’s a typical day look like once you get stationed somewhere, the recruiter didn’t bother to go in depth all I was told is that it starts at 7:30 and ends at 4:30? How good are the combat sports, or just recreational activities on bases? Do people usually end up with the top picks of the jobs they want? Thank you.