Bad back day yesterday and today. Really bad, to the point where people in the office are noticing the grimaces on my face as I try to walk down the hallway. Does anyone notice if there back pain is connected to the weather in anyway? I don't think mine is but I am just curious. If my decision for surgery is based on how I feel yesterday and today then I would be on the operating table as soon as possible. Like everyone out there I am just scared. But 3 Dr.'s have said surgery. My family is telling me they think it is time for surgery. Here is how the pain affects my life:
Rising from sitting is the worst, coughing and sneezing is painful, sometimes even laughing or taking a deep breath and even holding my abs in hurts, going over the bumps in the road can hurt at times, hard time backing out of the drive way, can’t run or jump comfortably, I walk funny when I first stand up, can’t put my head down without pain, can’t twist without pain, hurts to reach for things, can’t stand or walk for more than 30 minutes without getting a backache or bad nerve pain and I most definitely cannot do anything the requires me to be bent over for a period of time (giving dog a bath, washing bath tub, or even just picking stuff up off the floor). Sometime IB helps but I know I can’t live my life on IB.
I know you all can't make the decision for me but do you think my quality of life is diminished enough for surgery?
I am so frustrated right now and with the pain on top of that I have been holding back tears all morning.