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      Sunday, May 02, 2010

11:44 AM - 05/02/2010
I'm watching nothing, television is off
The current weather is partly cloudy, beautiful blue sky
My pain scale today is 5, lower back
The topic: New doctor….


I think, since I’m not feeling much better, that I’m going to find a “primary care” physician this week.  

I’ve always got pain in my back.  Sometimes it’s worse than others, but on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the worst, it’s running 3-5 on a constant basis. Sometimes it might go up to a seven.

Yesterday I couldn’t turn my head, my neck hurt so bad. This morning, I couldn’t stand up straight with the pain in my lower back (I keep hearing my mom’s voice telling me to “stand up straight”).  I’m hating it.

And maybe get some counseling, too.  I’ve started crying.  I’m not someone who cries at real life situations, not mine anyway. Sure, sad stuff on television, or when I’m losing a kitty, but for personal hurt?  Nah, crying’s not for me, I just don’t do it.  Maybe because I hear my dad saying “I’ll give you something to cry about” and getting a spanking if the tears continued.  I dunno.  I just don’t do it.

And now it just hits me. Doesn’t last long, but it’s annoying as all get out.


Diane, definitely get counseling. I work part time for a psychologist who has treated and is treating several people who were in car accidents and have trauma issues. There’s more to “trauma” and PTSD than war situations. You’ve been through trauma and a good therapist can help you through it.

Hugs and purrs,

Posted by Beth @ Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 2:49:21 PM

PTSD, I’ve been there… :(  I agree, a counselor could help, but hang in there - it takes time! Your accident didn’t happen all that long ago! And all that stress from those $#@$%*%$!!?!! insurance agents is certainly contributing to your physical pain! Just take one day at a time, and take heart! We all care for you, Diane - you’ve got a lot of love coming your way!!! <3 <3 <3 !!!  smile

P.S. - Maybe brewing some of that nice strong catnip into a cup of tea would help! Couldn’t hurt to try! :D

P.P.S. - Four words to help you cope with your physical limitations:

                  MAKE BRIAN DO IT!!!


Posted by Mary @ Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 6:49:51 PM


Pain once in awhile isn’t th`e same as continuous never ending pain.  It wears you down a little bit each day, until your normal barriers are gone, then you cry at the least little thing.  That is a normal part of long-term never ending stress.  See a regular doctor, yes, but also get some physical therapy to help your body feel better.  Once your body can get a break from the pain, you will be doing much better.

Posted by May Ellen @ Monday, May 03, 2010 - 10:29:16 AM

I echo the responses of the others-PTSD is nasty stuff. It hits you hard when you’re not even looking, and it’s insidious, weaving it’s way through every little aspect of your life. Counseling helped a lot for me. Don’t put yourself on a timeline-it takes a long as it takes. Also if the pain is this relentless, getting another doctor sounds like a great idea. Getting a break from the pain is so very necessary. Good healing thoughts coming your way from all of us!

Posted by Mary @ Monday, May 03, 2010 - 11:34:00 AM

Hi Diane,
I agree with your friends.  You need support from professionals who know how to help you with your trauma and your pain. I had a need for some pain management techniques myself and they, along with appropriate medications, allowed me to be pain free and to get on top of the trauma.

I too send you healing thoughts!
Take care,

Posted by Kerry @ Monday, May 10, 2010 - 3:27:02 PM

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