Hi All... it's Darlene, Merley's daughter. Mom passed away on Friday the 13th at 10:30pm. She fought right till the end and the day before she passed she told me ... "I'm going to beat this" . I want to thank all of you for helping me and chatting with me during this horrible time. I'm grateful for the time you spent answering my questions and offering me any help you were able to offer. I want to say with out this support I probably would have fallen apart a lot sooner. You helped me stay strong and care for my mom until the end. God Bless all of you .xo
i'm not so good at figuring out how to post directly to someone so i guess i'll do it here-where ever that is : ) so, to sweet sue- my pain is chronic for the past 20+ years. i have been on opiods the whole time. since i retired (early) i was determined to see if i could get off all the narcs, and i was on a lot. i took dilaudid and ultram for breakthrough pain, and morphine er daily- 180 mg daily for years. it did make life tolerable when i had to work. i have fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, severe arthritis in my lower back, and occasional knee/elbow issues r/t arthritis, trauma, and partial meniscus tear. 2017 i had surgery on both feet to treat the arthritis that made walking difficult--which thank god it did work. i had a L rotator cuff repair the same year as well as a hemangioma removal of the L great toe. i think the restless legs are exacerbated by withdrawal of sorts. anyways, things have been rough. the only reason i could retire early was because my husband died in 2010. i just want to walk around my yard in peace, relatively pain-free, to look at my babies-flowers and plants, birds and butterflies---nothing would make me happier. it would be nice to do some raking every once in a while. oh, yeah, the reason i think topical will work great for me is that when i was still on the opiods, i had a medical marijuana card, i tried almost everything, spent a lot of money. out of frustration r/t spending all that money and nothing working- i cut open a vape cartridge, removed what oil i could, mixed it w/lavender oil to thin it and some lotion---then i applied it to my elbow and within seconds the pain i had moving my elbow disappeared. i did it whenever i needed it for a few days, then i had no more pain for weeks. that was last year and only now is my elbow beginning to act up again. well, i guess i rambled on long enough, i would like to say thank you to all that replied to me with love, suggestions & ideas, and support.