Pain sucks. There’s no way around it. Whether you have a high pain tolerance or a paper cut can make you cry, no one enjoys it.
After epidurals and SI joint injections didn’t work and I’m at the “Max” for steroid injections currently, the doctor said, “Let’s get you hooked up with a TENS unit.” Yay…so you’re saying take home the thing from physical therapy that was hit and mix when it helped and if it did, it stopped the second it came off?
Goody. Goody. Gum drops.
So I have had a TENS unit in my home for almost a month. I hate it.
I tried everything to make it work. Maneuvering electrodes, changing the “Program”. Taking so much time on one spot that is in pain and then switching electrodes to the next (You know, four electrodes only does so much for several pain spots.)
It’s too good to be true. I’m debating when I return to the pain doctor and putting it in his hands with, “Thanks for giving me something that just mocks my pain”.
I’d just like to have ONE day that I don’t have to wince getting through the day. ONE.
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