My personal hell: The realities of dealing with pain management

I try to stay positive as much as possible but there are (obviously) some things about this that are just terrible and difficult to deal with. The reason that I was in the hospital for so long was because we were dealing with pain management and trying to get my pain under control. This took weeks and there was more to it than just a battle between me and the cancer that burrowed into my body.

I have talked about some of the amazing nurses and hospital staff that have supported me during my time at the hospital. But, my experiences with the staff here has not been all positive. When it comes to discussing my pain management, I have been made to feel helpless and to doubt myself and my ability to control my own body and what it needs.

This process has been difficult and frustrating and, at time, heartbreaking. I am thankful to be home now surrounded by people that I choose and that are invested in me as a person and not just a patient. And I cannot say enough times how thankful I am for my family.

About The Author

A few months ago, I was told that my boobs are trying to kill me and being misdiagnosed for two years allowed them to recruit throughout the rest of my body by way of my spine. Before this, I knew f*ck all about cancer. Now, between sipping chemo cocktails, I want to talk about the truth of living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer with my support system and people I have met along the way to recovery.

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