I need to rant

I lost my job in Sept and no one is calling me back. I need money, but what are you going to do?

I had a hysterectomy 3 months ago, just got diagnosed with Glaucoma, had a cat scan this morning for my back,my foot burns all the time.I have been on Ultram for at least 8 years, I know I am addicted to it and I am finally being sent to a doctor who deals with addictions. On the plus side. for having an addiction I never go over my dosage and am down to 3 pills a day after taking 6 a day for a long time, I am tired of constantly hurting, being mentally fuzzy and having tinnitus so loud I have a hard time hearing. Ulram and Advil keep a lot of the pain at bay. The new doctor should at least let me know what pain is mine and what pain is the drug withdrawal.

Medical bills are my biggest stress, and now my husband needs hernia surgery next month.

Fuck, I’m bummed.

Qwisp, I’m sorry that you’re having a rough time. I think this thread would be better suited for MPSIMS, and you’ll get better responses there for this type of thread.

Think of the bright side - you will always have us!

No matter what time of the day or night, there’s always a doper online to vent to.

What is making your foot burn?

It sounds like you have a right to sing the blues. Vent away!

Prayers & {{{{hugs}}}} to you Quisp. Keep us apprised.

Love, Phil

I am sorry to hear about things sucking so much
Vent away we are here for you

Sorry you’re having it so rough right now. I hope it gets better soon.

Seriously, post day or night. Someone is always around. I’ve been up all night and have been checking back in obsessively. We are here. I’m up at such weird hours. PM me if you need to vent. If I’m up, I’ll be there for you or I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks for the nice support. I do spend most of my time on the dope. If I spent half as much time job searching I’d probably be employed by now :slight_smile: Too bad I lurk more than I post, or you would see a post count in the millions.

purple haze I’m not sure why my foot burns, I think it may be nerve compression. That’s one of the reasons I had cat scan (I can’t have an MRI due to the fact I have 6 BIG screws in my hip) The doctor I am going to in December is a pain and addiction specialist. While my primary care doctor thinks a lot of my symptoms are due to taking Ultram, I’m pretty sure that only about half of them are. If it wasn’t for my brain feeling fuzzy all the time I’d just continue to take the Ultram. Lately though I’ve been getting kinda scared of how I’m in the middle of a sentence and can’t come up with what I was trying to say.

I guess after posting this I’ll never be in Obama’s cabinet.

Qwisp, so sorry, I hope things look up for you. In any case the Dope is a great place to spend time!

FWIW the foot burning is the sort of thing that can get way better with back surgery, if it’s really caused by nerve root compression (which it often is). Back surgery is a famously unreliable endeavor in general, but it’s unreliable when its purpose is to fix pain actually in the back. If its purpose is to fix pain in the leg or foot caused by nerve root compression in the back, the success rate rockets from something like 50% to something like 85%.

Also, they tell me that MRIs can still be done if you have hardware in you (I have a plate and 8 screws in my neck). They may be unclear and distorted very close to the hardware, but it’s generally not a lost cause. So they tell me.

Good luck and keep us posted.

I’m sorry to read about the hand you’ve been dealt here of late. I hope something outrageously good drops on your doorstep - you never know! A couple of unexpected, out-of-the-blue delights have happened to me for absolutely no good reason. May you enjoy the same!

I’ve been in a better mood today.Things haven’t improved but my outlook has. Hopefully my mood will stay lifted. I picked up Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear today. I’ve read the whole series but it’s been awhile, I’ve been so busy wanting to slap Ayla I haven’t had time to feel sorry for myself.