Hi @Jess87, thanks for sharing your story so honestly. We're so sorry to hear about your accident and please don't feel alone—there is a community of people across BC who can support you and, as @KarenH has said, understand what you are going through.
The first thing we always ask people on Live Plan Be is: Have you seen a pain specialist? If you live in the Lower Mainland there are chronic pain clinics in Vancouver and Surrey. There can be a wait list but seeing a specialist for your pain is a good place to go if you are finding yourself at a wall.
It seems like you are already seeing a lot of specialists—that's great! If you are looking for some more support for the day to day, we have a list of support groups on our website. Our Facebook page is really active, and of course, please keep posting here on the Forum.
And thank you, @karenh, for sharing your insights and some tips on what has worked for you. Great idea about the lacrosse ball! We have heard that a tennis ball works too. Take care, both of you, and let us know if we can provide any more resources or tips for you.
Has a health care provider ever asked you, “What matters to you?” Have you ever shared with a health care provider what truly matters to you in your care?
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It's easy: Share with us your answer to the question, "What matters to you?" below on or before June 6, 2017. We're planning to share your feedback with our network of health care providers.
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I had an annulment a year ago. I have 3 kids in my care. One is 6 years old, second is 5, and the last is still 2. To be honest, it’s tiring at times but I’m working hard for them. I don’t want them to live with nothing in their tummies and pockets. I guess with my work, I can sustain their needs and wants. I want what’s best for my kids.
Just recently, my two kids are looking for a father figure. I was astounded yet felt irresponsible by not giving them the chance to live without a father caring and loving them. But am I not enough? I’m doing my best for them and it should be enough. But still, that thought won’t come out from my head.
So I tried dating. I called some of my friends on whom to date. They gave me some site names but I think I’d be so desperate if I do so. So I ended up going to online dating. There I saw an ad for international dating social event. So I posted some of my pictures, trying it not be showy and agreed to attend the event.
Do you think I’ve made the right decision? Is this move a smart one? Please tell me so. I appreciate your responses!