I usually try to stay positive, but today has been worse than usual. I thought I'd pop in and find out what everyone else sees as the biggest frustration in their lives with chronic pain.
I am so angry that we don't have a diagnosis for the cause of my chest wall pain. Every test seems to come back perfectly normal. I'm tired of having nurses call and tell me that the doctor says the latest test was negative. How does that help me? Okay, so I don't have one of the top three diseases that everyone else who sees these doctors has. That doesn't mean that there's nothing wrong with me! I could have something that's incredibly easy to fix. I could have something that only has a short window of treatment before it becomes permanent. I could have something horrible. We just don't know. I do know that my body is trying to tell me that there's something wrong. I went through this same thing before finally being diagnosed with endometriosis, and again before my Chron's diagnosis. Nobody would believe that there was anything wrong with me then, either. I am supposedly perfectly healthy according to all diagnostics. HAH!
Wow, that was quite a rant! It feels good to type it out.
So, what's everyone else's frustration(s)?
Published On: September 06, 2007