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#31941 tuftsdude

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:13 PM

b*tch: I suffer from chronic back pain, undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for 10 years. I'm spiraling into depression more and more and the health system refuses to look into my case more or help. I've already spent my life savings trying to get it sorted but now I'm broke and have no options.

Been told my only step left is more private consultations at $500 a pop.

Sorry for the rant, just a bit fed up.

It's R U OK? Day so don't worry and rant away :)

I've had chronic back pain for the last couple of years and I'm actually pretty young to have chronic back pain. It's mostly in my shoulder and upper back and neck.

I have one friend though in his forties who has had chronic back pain for very long time and it can get very bad to the point where he couldn't sleep or walk around much. He found a guy who has studied with nerves like actually cut up a dead guys body with a few other guys to study the nerves and things like that and he told him that he will make him sleep for 12 hours straight. A few sessions later and my friend was walking normally again and he goes to get massages from this guy every couple of weeks or months and it greatly eases the pain.

Another thing is being with friends and doing something together with them like when we had a barbecue lost weekend my friend said he had forgotten about his pain when we were busy making shish kebabs and chatting away.

Anyways I hope things get better for you!
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#31942 Unfathomable-Ruination

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:20 PM

No health insurance bro?
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#31943 Dvst8u

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:24 PM

head up iludez , there will be a solution for you out there. iv'e had vertigo for about 8 years of varying degrees of severity which completely impacts on ones overall general well being and quality of life so i sort of know where you are coming from. im still working my way through the different treatments etc but i cant relate to the pain at all. but all i can say is don't give up and try and live as normal as you can , as tufts said , putting your mind on something else always helps and continue down your path and hopefully the solution isnt that far down the road.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:37 PM

b*tch: I suffer from chronic back pain, undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for 10 years. I'm spiraling into depression more and more and the health system refuses to look into my case more or help. I've already spent my life savings trying to get it sorted but now I'm broke and have no options.

Been told my only step left is more private consultations at $500 a pop.

Sorry for the rant, just a bit fed up.


man that is rough, we pay enough tax for a public health system they should bloody well be helping you
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#31945 iludez

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

Cheers guys, sometimes it's just bloody tough not knowing what's wrong with me. Every time I try get answers nothing comes of it.

And from the research we've done ourselves it points to thoracic kyphosis, but there's no public sector willing to touch my case. Private really is the only option left, and we just can't afford it.

You'd have thought that my case was serious enough to be looked at, I'm only 28. It's quite frightening realizing how broken our health system is. Sure it has it's benefits when you break a toe or something but have a debilitating illness you get nowhere.

The last specialist I saw cost us $970 and then $560 on x-rays, he said if I haven't grown out of it I need surgery. 10 rods put it my back.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:22 PM

have you tried the basics like yoga etc?


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#31947 drunk_monk

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:40 PM

Damn that sucks so bad iludez. I wish out healthcare system was better funded to do stuff like that.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:01 PM

have you tried the basics like yoga etc?


Yep tried, there was suppose to be a funded rehab for me, which included pain management therapy,physio, strengthen sessions and stretches, that got canned.

It's got progressively worse these last few years that my wife is really worried I'll end up in a wheelchair. Could at least do sick wheelies I guess lol

There is not a single minute where I'm not in pain. I don't take pain meds because that's just going to add another problem down the road.
I recently had a kidney stone and got steroid injections and morphine. Could still feel my back pain.

It could be worse, and I realise that but sometimes it's hard to see any positives.

Does anyone know if there's like some kind of authority to talk to about my issues?
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

[quote name="Gonzala" post="770214" timestamp="1505298102"]
In my opinion it's not a cause to celebrate or encourage. Those with a media presence should not be forcing a language upon the general public who have not provided their consent.[/quote]
I'm not saying it should be forced down your throat. Being available to those interested isn't forcing anything at all.

In fact the media mostly being in English is more like it being forced down the throats of people who dont like it so surely if your opinion is consistent then that would upset you more.
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I don't see an issue if the links are provided for those who are interested... but being flooded with content on social media and on television is unacceptable. We are an English speaking country and it is expected that everybody uses it when communicating with the public. I won't go into this issue further because it can get rather heated.[/quote]

Firstly and most importantly, I'm not trying to start nothing and totally respect your opinion. However I tend to be on the other side of the fence. I'm of the opinion that New Zealand is a multicultural nation and we should be doing more to embrace our many cultures. Maori language week is fine by me, but why not celebrate other languages as well.

But one thing I will b*tch about is how people drop the odd bit of maori into an english sentence. I.e "how's the whanau?". I'm aware it's pretty hypocritical after the 1st paragraph.... but for no real reason, it just bugs the sh*t outta me.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

Damn that sucks so bad iludez. I wish out healthcare system was better funded to do stuff like that.

National ripped all the money out of it to the point the CEO left saying "I'm not willing to make anymore cuts as it's going to start endangering lives" or something to that effect & then in stepped a "yes" man


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#31951 drunk_monk

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

Firstly and most importantly, I'm not trying to start nothing and totally respect your opinion. However I tend to be on the other side of the fence. I'm of the opinion that New Zealand is a multicultural nation and we should be doing more to embrace our many cultures. Maori language week is fine by me, but why not celebrate other languages as well.

But one thing I will b*tch about is how people drop the odd bit of maori into an english sentence. I.e "how's the whanau?". I'm aware it's pretty hypocritical after the 1st paragraph.... but for no real reason, it just bugs the sh*t outta me.


I've always liked that about NZ. That many Maori words are normal in use words. Hopefully in a couple generations we will be at a point where both languages can be used interchangeably.

I've started trying to learn some Te Reo (struggling but trying) and if I don't use the words there is no chance in hell it will stick.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:53 AM

I think when people drop the odd maori word into a sentence it's a good thing they're having a go
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:51 AM

 

Damn that sucks so bad iludez. I wish out healthcare system was better funded to do stuff like that.

National ripped all the money out of it to the point the CEO left saying "I'm not willing to make anymore cuts as it's going to start endangering lives" or something to that effect & then in stepped a "yes" man

 

Have you thought about going to the media? Timing's a little late, but health's been a big point on Checkpoint and is one of the key election issues. Last few stories of people who have been waiting for social housing for example have resulted in them all of a sudden and completely coincidentally seeing results after looking bad in public...


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:19 AM

 

have you tried the basics like yoga etc?


Yep tried, there was suppose to be a funded rehab for me, which included pain management therapy,physio, strengthen sessions and stretches, that got canned.

It's got progressively worse these last few years that my wife is really worried I'll end up in a wheelchair. Could at least do sick wheelies I guess lol

There is not a single minute where I'm not in pain. I don't take pain meds because that's just going to add another problem down the road.
I recently had a kidney stone and got steroid injections and morphine. Could still feel my back pain.

It could be worse, and I realise that but sometimes it's hard to see any positives.

Does anyone know if there's like some kind of authority to talk to about my issues?

 

 

Health & Disability Commissioner http://www.hdc.org.nz/

Your local MP

 

 

 

 

Magnesium supplements may help provide some relief, if you're not already taking them (Western diets are often lacking in magnesium and oversupplied in calcium)

A tricyclic like Nortriptyline may be an option, as it's not a "pain med" but does have an alternative use for treating chronic pain.

There's also, errr, herbal... options?


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#31955 drunk_monk

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:22 AM

There's also, errr, herbal... options?


I think Sass means cocaine.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:24 AM


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:40 AM


have you tried the basics like yoga etc?

Yep tried, there was suppose to be a funded rehab for me, which included pain management therapy,physio, strengthen sessions and stretches, that got canned.

It's got progressively worse these last few years that my wife is really worried I'll end up in a wheelchair. Could at least do sick wheelies I guess lol

There is not a single minute where I'm not in pain. I don't take pain meds because that's just going to add another problem down the road.
I recently had a kidney stone and got steroid injections and morphine. Could still feel my back pain.

It could be worse, and I realise that but sometimes it's hard to see any positives.

Does anyone know if there's like some kind of authority to talk to about my issues?

Health & Disability Commissioner http://www.hdc.org.nz/
Your local MP




Magnesium supplements may help provide some relief, if you're not already taking them (Western diets are often lacking in magnesium and oversupplied in calcium)
A tricyclic like Nortriptyline may be an option, as it's not a "pain med" but does have an alternative use for treating chronic pain.
There's also, errr, herbal... options?

Thanks so much for that. I'll look into that immediately.

I use to take magnesium and iron supplements, didn't notice any benefit after 11 months. It also became a bit expensive.

While I'm not against herbals, as I use to do it I wouldn't do it now. Alters the mind too much I feel.

When mentioned I was spiraling into deep depression my doctor just said uh go out for a walk or go kick the ball around with the kids. Hey genius that'd probably work if I wasn't in constant pain!!



Another b*tch. I regret selling my Xbox one, have a bunch of games on my account I already own so could play. Damn you ps
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

Got my hair cut but was not my usual guy and the chick cut the back and sides too short. I said number 3 i think its a 2. I dont like it :( :( :( ruined forever!!
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

Having to change my email address is annoying... I'm doing 20-30 emails per day. Half the time the 'unsubscribe' or 'update you details' links are broken. I've even changed my email with NZ Gamer in the settings but the emails are still coming to my old address - can't find out where to subscribe to the newsletter again.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

 

 

Damn that sucks so bad iludez. I wish out healthcare system was better funded to do stuff like that.

National ripped all the money out of it to the point the CEO left saying "I'm not willing to make anymore cuts as it's going to start endangering lives" or something to that effect & then in stepped a "yes" man

 

Have you thought about going to the media? Timing's a little late, but health's been a big point on Checkpoint and is one of the key election issues. Last few stories of people who have been waiting for social housing for example have resulted in them all of a sudden and completely coincidentally seeing results after looking bad in public...

 

Bit late for that, it happened a couple years back when this guy left; The "yes" man's been running the show for a little while now


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