Lizze and I have come to a realization that her entrance into the @ClevelandClinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. This has nothing to do with money or lack there of. It has nothing to do with fear or lack of confidence in the program itself.
The truth of the matter is the fact that Lizze will only get one shot at this. One shot to go through this intensive program and come out the other side, better for it.
Because there is such a huge psychological component to pain, Lizze needs to be in an emotional place that will allow her to truly benefit from all the program has to offer. This is easier said than done.
Unfortunately, Lizze is still reeling from the very recent loss of her Grandfather.
The horrifying truth is that her Grandfather won’t be the only loss she will have to cope with in the near future. If fact, her Grandfather was the third loss of a friend or family member in the last month alone.
Lizze is an emotional train wreck.
Not only is she grieving the recent losses but fearing the near future ones as well.
There is simply no way she would benefit from the program at this point. If we’re lucky enough to get insurance to cover this first time through we’ll be lucky. A second time through would be a pipe dream.
Sometimes reality is cruel and unfair. Unfortunately, this type of reality is not based on perceptions but rather facts.
The reality of this particular situation is that Lizze may not be in a position to experience this program for some time. She’s going to have to get through these very tough and heart breaking times before she’s ready to move forward with this attempt to help manage her chronic pain.
I do have a few ideas in the short term that may help her long term. I need to make a few calls and get some options.
As always, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time in her life.