Fibromyalgia: The Silent, Painful Partner
My knee has always given me trouble. I’ve never really been able to go out and do things like I’ve wanted, but the worst part has always been the pain. The first diagnosis was arthritis, and with that, I felt like I had options. A belief that I could one day live without the debilitating harnesses of my hands around my knee. A knee replacement gave me the route away from an arthritic ridden knee. I thought I was good, maybe even home free, but I wasn’t happy with the outcome of the surgery. There was a new, painful partner to the arthritis, and it wouldn’t allow a knee replacement to stop it.
The villain was Fibromyalgia. In the beginning, it came in like a silent accessory, but it soon stole the show. It was a horrible pain with no apologies, and it became center stage. It was a miserable performance to try to live within the pain. It took over my happiness, and I didn’t want to end up its partner forever.
I was told a replacement would never help, so my pain management doctor suggested a topical compounded pain cream. I began by using the cream twice a day, and it has helped tremendously! It has muted that sad actor in my life, and I’ll tell you the secret! The secret is rubbing it in for two minutes. Also, it works even better if you first wet the area with hot water or a hot towel.
I now use the cream about once a day. I’m not saying it’s a cure, and I don’t have stability of the knee. I can still fall very easily, but I have less pain! It’s difficult to describe a pain so dreadful. For me, the pain of Fibromyalgia is truly out there! I guess that matches well with the description others have used, a pain with no boundaries.