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Old 03-04-2005, 05:36 AM
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Default Re: AVM of Rt. hip,thigh pelvic & back

Dear Mary,

When reading your post I felt as though I had written it myself. I suffer with depression that I try to keep to myself, as I have a beautiful little boy myself to keep fighting for. He breaks my heart, as he worries so much about me and is so afraid. I try to stay strong for him, but it is so hard. My pain is unbearable too, and I just began seeing a pain management specialist. He has prescribed a myriad of heavy narcotics and nerve medication, and they do work, but I feel as though I am a coward or some sort of drug addict. I am treated by Dr. Yakes in CO, and his staff tell me that I should not be in this much pain, and I feel as though they don't believe me. It is such a lonely feeling, and I am so embarrassed too. As you know, the AVM causes such deformaty, and most of the time I just feel like a science experiment. Your posting has given me courage, and thank you for writing in. I am fairly new to this site as well. If you wouldn't mind, could you tell me of your experience in pain management/depression and offer me some advice. I feel like giving up a little more each day. Thank you so much.

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