I am screaming for help from my doctors who don't seem to get the point. I had bilateral shoulder surgeries and collarbone surgeries and two years later, still a 10 on the pain scale. My shoulder that hurt the lesser of the two, I fell on last week trying to catch the neighbor's little pipsqueak of a dog, actually two dogs. I caught one but the other knocked me right off my feet and I landed right on my shoulder. I have only been able to sleep on that shoulder side as the rest of me hurts too bad to sleep on. So now it is back to the recliner with ice. Flexeril quit working. I am getting no sleep. Being Sunday, can't see the doc and will probably take two weeks to get in to see him. My financial situation is tapped out as I have had to quit work and hubby is only income. I actually was thinking last night about ways to rob a pharmacy, not that I would really do that, but the pain is so intense for too many years. I just want to throw in the towel. My family is tired of the whining I think, cause I know I am. I just can't seem to get satisfactory medical care. I live in a large city with a med school so one would think there would be some doc with a brain somewhere. Just one more thing to spout off about. My husband knows how bad i hurt but he still invited his nephew to dinner. Now, I can't even stir with a spoon, shoulder is hurting so bad and arm is weak. The left side is not much better. It just hurts that he did not even ask me, as usual. I told him his nephew had better be a chef because I was not cooking. It just hurt my soul that he can't have any empathy for me right now. I do the laundry, etc., so it is not like I do nothing. The inconsideration just makes me so angry. Well, life goes on unfortunately. It is kind of like a soap opera, "as the CFS and FM turns." Oh yes, I could rant on and on for hours! But I won't put you through it!