Posted by Chuck C. (18.104.22.168) on January 15, 2001 at 20:36:26:
I don't take any comfort in knowing that others have suffered the same Hell I have, but there's something to be said for a sympathetic ear. The nature of pain is such that unless we've experienced the same kind of pain, it's hard to understand what someone else is going through. I never realized there were so many sufferers out there. You all have my sympathy, and I find solace in knowing I have yours as well. I'm having yet another visit (Tuesday)to a (New to me)Neurologist, MRI film in hand, knowing full well that there's probably not alot they can do. I've jumped through the many hoops the medical professionals have put in front of me before. In some ways, I know more about our condition than our Family Physician. The one thing that helps me better than anything Glaxo Wellcome can produce is a strong faith in God. While the intensity or frequency of my CHA's aren't any less, strong faith & prayer make them just a wee bit more tolerable. It's as if I've exhausted all other means, so why not try prayer, & I don't mean the "Oh Jesus, get this pain out of my head" prayer. Those seldom work. I offer a prayer of thanksgiving at the onset of each "Optic Nerve Concerto" and they seem to be a little more tolerable. In the meantime, I'm also praying for a cure.
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