Friday, August 03, 2012

A possible end to the pain

I don't talk about it much, but those who actually know me know that I've been dealing with chronic pain for more than a decade.  Before I started high school, I had reconstructive chest surgery, and over the last decade, I've begun to have problems and I've begun to suffer from a lot of pain.

Now that I finally have insurance, we decided I needed to see a doctor.  After a series of x-rays, they found that one of my lower ribs has actually bent, and this is causing the pain.  We're going to start out by having me go to a pain management specialist, but I would imagine that eventually I will have to have another reconstructive surgery, but if it means an end to the pain, then I'm all for it.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're finding some help, J and wish you all the best!

J Erwine said...

It would certainly be nice to not be in almost constant pain!