I have a very bad abscess near where my rectum and anus were removed. It has been re-opening for three weeks now and the pain is unbearable. There is a lot of blood++ and pus. My problem is this: I am an osteomate that is also in recovery as I was addicted to codeine. I am clean 2 years and live one day at a time. I visited my doc yesterday and I am genuinely in agony........pain scale @ an 8 out of 10. The nurse and doc made me feel like I was faking it just to get pain relief. Im really fed up today and am genuinely in a lot of pain and need an injection. I have not slept in three days. I was refused an ijection yesterday and given Difene which has now caused my Ileostomy bag to constantly fill. My confidence has been shattered overnight......I cried during the night in pain and there were tears of sorrow also. I no longer have the confidence or the courage now even to go to the emergency room as I feel rejected for having a bag and dejected for being an addict in recovery.
I was going to ring my doc this morning and plead for an injection to help me but the thoughts of getting the lecture from her are really off-putting.
I'm fed up, really in pain and no-where to turn, it seems the professionals no longer believe genuine pain.