Hi Everyone! :O)
I am placing this discussion on several discussions and groups here, and on other forums, because we seriously need some help, and I am hoping you all can offer some suggestions. :O)
My partner is in severe pain after being the victim of a hit and run incident that happened 4 years ago. He needs to have his right hip and femur replaced due to severe neuropathy, rapid degeneration of the bones, and the nerves are dying in his right leg and foot. His doctor said the pain he is feeling is at the caliber of cancer pain.
He has been on several medications, including pain meds, nerve meds, sleeping meds, etc., and he has reached a point in his life where he hates taking them so much because of what they do to him (the side effects), that he wants to ween himself off of all of them and try to deal with the pain without them.
He is on state insurance, and because of the economy, the AZ insurance company is now dropping 300,000 patients. And because of all the current challenges they are placing on him, he feels he will be one of those being dropped, which is also another reason he wants to get off of all the meds. We cannot afford to pay for "one" of them, let alone all of them. And this also means he won't be able to get the surgery he needs.
So, I asked him if he would mind if I came here and asked all of you what you would suggest, in the area of herbs or meditations, or anything that you feel would help him deal with this pain, anything other than pharms. He knows it will be a rough road, but he also believes it's the only way he will have quality of life and be a productive person, living life to the fullest, instead of living on a sofa watching TV or listening to music all day (when he's fully awake, that is).
He does smoke marijuana for the pain and to help him sleep, and it works okay, to some extent, but he needs something else to help him deal with all of this.
So, I'm asking all of you for help, if you wouldn't mind. I know there are some amazing people here with a LOT of wisdom. Thank you all in advance for all of your support and help!
WeeBGB :O) <3