As you know there are always many hoops to jump through. With my current as well as my last apt. you can be evicted if you are caught drinking, even a glass of wine. Currently even though I have the medical marijuana card, there are 2 places that are not permitting me to use it; the pain management office and one individual who is forbidding me to use it if I want her help with something.
I believe that the mmj (med. marijuana) is somewhat safer then pain meds but oh well. The pain management nurse agreed to raise my dose last week which I think will help a lot, yet there is still a great deal of pain, enough that most days I can't stay out for more then 4 or 5 hours.
As I recently blogged about, I went to physical therapy to get a tens unit which can help a lot with pain management. She said there is no guarantte that medicare will pay for this and if they don't you have to mail it back.
The tens is a good distraction from pain temporarily, however medicare called me to tell me they wojn't pay for it because they paid for one in 09.
When I was forced to flee the violent situation I was in in 4/10 and 4/11 I was forced to leave everything behind that had not already been destroyed or stolen. One of those things was the tens unit.
At some point I may do pool therapy (if water is very warm) medicare will pay every penny of that and swimming is my favorite sport.
At this point I haven't found any relief from the neuropathy which is very severe and disrupts my sleep.