#CheckInWithMe Today is another cold, rainy day. I woke up in severe pain in my joints. Hips, shoulders, fingers, hands, legs, and feet. I’m waiting for my morning round of meds to give me some relief so I can move a little. I’ve been living with #ChronicPain for over 10 years now. After a fall last November, I have acute pain in my back due to compression fractures (I also have osteoporosis) and 4 ruptured discs, two of which are pressing on my spinal cord. Now I’ve got appointments with two neurosurgeons. Another fall last week resulted in a sprained ankle and swollen calf that may be a broken fibula. I didn’t go to the dr because I’m so tired of Drs! The pain management Dr told me that he “isn’t comfortable” adjusting my meds to help with the acute pain. What about what makes me “comfortable”? I’m just so tired of dealing with the pain and the Drs, but my leg is hurting so bad I know I need to go to the ortho to get an X-ray. I know so many others deal with this daily too. It’s just so exhausting! So another round of appointments will frustrate me again this week I’m certain, because Drs are so scared of treating long term CPP’s. This #OpioidHysteria is killing me and I’m losing hope that I’ll ever be at a tolerable level of pain to enable me to function. Sorry for whining, but that’s where I’m at today. #Lupus #PsoriaticArthritis #RheumatoidArthritis #Osteoarthritis #spinaltrauma #CompressionFractures #AutoimmuneImmunodeficiency