Re: How do we get through horrible days

From: Helen Chalmers (
Wed Jun 14 19:16:34 2000

Dear Lynne:

I have written to Skip Baker, President for the American Society for Action on Pain to see if he has any contacts in Northern Ireland for adequate pain medication for you. He is still battling here in America for us to receive proper narcotic pain medication, but perhaps he can help. The site is very informative regarding proper pain medication, so you may just like to visit the site for information.

I hope that you are feeling better today and are somewhat more comfortable.

At Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Lynne Brown wrote: >
>Hi everyone, me again.
>Every night I come home (around 5.30pm) I check the forum. You know I
>miss it that you can talk during the day and then when I come home you
>are all in bed and I miss you.
>My Doctor is still at her tricks re.the prescription for the DHC (pain
>killers). Jim rang yesterday and she was off ill (forgive me, but I
>actually hoped she was in pain herself). We couldn't get the
>pescription. Today she left work at lunch-time and again did not leave
>a prescription. Jim finally got it sorted tonight and I went to bed
>(it's my birthday) and cried my eyes out. Today I really do think that
>if it wasn't for Jim I could just take the whole bottle of tablets and
>go to sleep. All the pain would be over. Just typing that sounds so
>nice. I'm feeling very sorry for myself and I'm letting the pain beat
>me but I can't help it.
>Anyway, I don't know if it was a sign or not, but Dr Wiseman came back
>to me today with the names of Doctors in the United Kingdom. Thank you
>so much Dr Wiseman. I'll try to contact them tomorrow and will also try
>to find a new G.P.
>I'm going to tell you a prayer which was my mum's favourite, you will
>probably know it
>One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach
>with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each
>scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to
>him and the other to the Lord.
>When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at
>the footprints in the sand.
>He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one
>set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
>and saddest times in his life.
>This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.
>"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me
>all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times
>in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why
>when I needed you most you would leave me"
>The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child I love you and I would
>never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see
>only one set of footprints it was then that I carried you"
>The prayer helps a little although at the moment I don't feel like I'm
>being carried.
>Please forgive me. I'm just having a really horrible day, people wise
>(my GP) and pain wise.
>See you all tomorrow night.
>With love to you all because you know how I feel.

Helen Chalmers

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