In March of 2004, I was crushed and pinned in a 60 foot carousel machine. Now 19 months later, I am left with a huge lump and dent on my left thigh. My top skin layer was ripped away from my nerves leaving them exposed.
After doctor after doctor thinking my pain was stupid or faked, I came across a wonderful doctor in January who diagnosed me with RSD.
I have two children who don’t have a mommy to play with, a husband who sleeps alone because I can’t walk up the steps to the bedroom. I can’t stay outside long due to the rain, cold or humidity.
I am starting to have to use my cane quite a bit these days. I have been on every narcotic there is. Some meds can slightly lessen the physical pain. However the pain in my heart and the things that have been taken from me and robbed my sweet babies of, I just don’t know of any pill or patch that can cure that. I know the day will come that I will never walk again, it’s hard not to dwell on it. I went from working 70 hours a week to sitting on the couch and being a prisoner to the TV.
I read your Women In Pain website, went through everything and sat and cried. It’s so nice to find a bit of a support system. I feel so alone cause I can’t make my husband or children understand.