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 Anonymous
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08/01/2018 12:29 am  

On Tuesday I’m. 67 yr old war Vet on a war pension. I was doing well till I had a bad fall and damaged my already damaged head and back. Cut a long story short. I have put up with extreme pain for a few months now. Had injections in back which made it worse. I can hardly walk or stand up and have spent the last few months in bed. Doc on Friday put me on morphine patch’s which make no difference. I was told there are pain patch’s but very expensive so she can’t give me any. MOD wrote a priority treatment letter to the doctors concerned and made no difference to response to appointment, currently next April. If I was a horse they would shoot me. With my PTSD feel like it’s will be an escape from all this pain. I’m tired of playing the game,can not go on like this much longer. Just staying in bed is killing me

i think when vets get to old age they just write us off, give us pills to paseyfi us and eventually we go away.

what can I do to get some sort of life back in getting desperate hence my first ever help me text    Paul

 

 


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Will_Farmer
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09/01/2018 12:03 pm  

Hi Paul, sorry to hear what's going on mate sounds like your having an extremely difficult time. Can I ask if you've been in contact with any charities or organisations for example RBL or Combat Stress?

 

All the best 

Will

W.Farmer


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 Anonymous
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26/01/2018 10:00 am  

Hi Paul, I've only just joined the site so response is maybe a bit late.  

There are quite a few organisations out there and you have taken the first, and most important step, you have made people aware of your situation and said you need help.  A lot of people consider asking for assistance as a sign of weakness, it's not, it's a sign of bravery.  

 

I hope your situation has improved since your post, every want to talk about anything, give me a shout.

 

Phil


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 Anonymous
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21/02/2018 8:39 pm  

Hi paul, has your doctor sent you for an mri, to rule out potential nerve entrapment, morphine wont work on neuropathic pain. Are you experiencing any numbness in the legs or pins and needles etc. If you are request referral for an MRI.

 


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