A Chronic Pain Journey, then a solution that could help many.
by Harvey Myers
Such a story to tell.
I'd like to find someone to collaborate on a documentary film.
I'm a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) survivor, but not from the war. In fact the way i came into chronic pain and brain injury and repercussions from it aren't all that unusual, but over 12 years in severe pain, it does yield unusual moments of drama.
I took strong meds to survive the last 9 years of it, then i beat it on my own. One aspect of my story is just how the invisiblity of this kind of issue can affect someone. no disabilty, no help, no good doctors frustrating attempts, test show a little, but they don't show pain.
The fact that I, disregarding my doctors ignorant advice, my 24th doctor, Quite literally on the very day he scoffed at symptoms, i turned to the Internet and found the treatment that in 6 weeks, ended 12 years of pain. I had descended to 2 years homebound at the end. SO it's a tough story.
Recovery for into 8 years now, is also a tough story. It beat up my career, my family and my finances. Over the last 5 years, i've emerged as a well known local musician and gone from having maybe 3 frieds to thousands. Music was a key to restoring my self-confidence. all my selfs had been destroyed and i still wrestle with that a bit.
Yes, and I still wrestle moment-by-moment with TBI issues and some pain. I have a good idea how to medicaly improve it, but that would be another part of the story to evolve, perhaps following me through this incredibly effective treatment.
Lastly, the treatment to so profoundly ended my suffering is so little known that it would be, seomthing else again. That treatment could be so helpful to vets who've had head injuries in wars, that i feel compelled to try and reach out with this message. It might challenge some of the traditional thinking.
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