Pain never was my thing. If you could experience the level of pain I do..... I don't know what you'd do, if you're a pain freak of some kind you'd probably get off. Now, I was in the hospital the other day cryin and I spoke to a doc about my pain. He suggested usin the IV & they put one into my hand. Now, they first try some non-narcotic stuff like Torodol or whatever. It has no effect on me sadly. Then they bust out w/ the Dilaudid, 2 mg. and shoot me up.... immediately you get this intense feeling as the drug rushes through your bloodstream. I can't explain that feeling at all, and I don't really like it.... then you get the opiate "high", & the pain ceases for me.... not 1 min. after the shot. I have to take many narcotic pills(dependin on strength) & wait up to an hour to acheive the same effect.... so I'm considering finding a personal doc who can prescribe painkiller in liquid form & disposable needles, the more pills I have to take the more I run the risk of pukin, I have strong gag reflex. It's ludacrous that I have to go to such extremes, I don't reccomend it. I don't want to live my life in this pain however, it's no fun, especially when it happens every fuckin day! I no longer care what I have to do to make it stop because it's hell.