I was going to put this in the good news section but then I thought alot of people wouldnt look there!
I just want to tell alittle about my story. 2 years ago I took ill with a bad back, extreme pain with lots of medication and fatigue, tiredness, all the usual stuff people get. It was very hard for me, with not gettting any support from my family, friends, I found it hard to cope. I was however very lucky to have my boyfriend and his family.
Over a year and a half later with having to postpone my degree and having depression, things were tough.
Its now been over 2 years and I feel so much better. Although I got alot of support from my partner and help in other places, I still couldnt move on as I was in alot of pain and depression.
I attended a pain management program which taught me how to do some exercises, stretches and ways of managing the pain. Although it took a while before the stretching helped but it really has. I slowly took ymself of the medication which felt better.
Still, having depression was taking over my life and the pain was then secondary. I picked up the courage to ask the phycologist from the pain programme if I could see her to help me. 6 classes on and I have made alot of progress. It is extremly hard work, and it was so hard at the start and I actually felt worse. but now I feel so much better. I still have alot to work though but I have to have belief in myself.
I have started doing taekwondo, and started a jewellery class and trying to get out alittle more. Fresh air really does do good!
I know how difficult it is but I worked hard and im still working really hard.
Its just a note to all those that feel they cant do anythign or get anywhere. Try and do whatever exercise you can. I felt I couldnt do much and I couldnt but with progress it gets easier.
Im still sore, Im still depressed, but Im getting better and I really believe that some of you can too.