I read your post about your partner. Do you have a chronic pain clinic in your area? I am a hospice nurse so I know how debilitating pain can be. Pain is now a specialty in medicine. Many docs have no idea how to deal with chronic pain. They are often turning to Dr's that specialize in pain. If you haven't already, it may be worth a try. In the meantime I will send you some prayers and good thoughts from N.C. to GA!