Posted by Fi on April 21, 2003, at 14:58:16
In reply to Re: THANK YOU to everyone!, posted by noa on April 21, 2003, at 13:06:49
I'm so pleased that your Mum is doing the right thing without you having to be there. I know the feeling (elderly parents hundreds of miles away too). And the complete lack of control about when they have crises and whether or not its a time your life is stressful and you are OK. Do take lots of care of yourself.
I dont know what the set up is over there, but here anaesthetists (anesthesiologists?) sometime run specialised pain clinics, along with a team of other relevant profs. So there may be other approaches apart from the patches, if the surgery isnt an option. Not necessarily always taking away the pain, unfortunately, but also ways of coping with it.
But basically wanted to say sympathies and take care. Sorry irregular board reader so didnt reply sooner, tho of course others have.