I just joined this site, and wanted to say hello to all of the fellow members of chronic pain. I am a terrable speller, so please excuse me?
I have always had a bad back, but it always got better.
I took care of my parents for 10 years, Dad died 1st 6
years ago. My mom died 3 years ago. She was only 5'2",
and over 200 pounds. She was wheel chair bound, and had
many illnesses, poor mom! It was a strugle for me, when she had
a doctors appointment, wheeling her to the car, with her
oxygen tank in tow. Helping her into the car, then lifting
the oxygen tank and wheel chair into the car.
She was in the hospital 10 times in 3 years! I think that really did my back in. After she died, I went for a bone scan & an MRI. I found out that I have Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, a herniated disk,4 buldging disks.
I have been suffering for the past 3 years, I can't even do the shopping or cooking. My son and husband does these things for me. 3 days ago, I tried to do the cleaning, and ended up in bed for 2 days.
I have tried physical therapy, but it made me hurt worse.
My husband took me to buy some items to remodel our bathroom today at the Home Depot, I ended up in tears, had to go sit in the car, the pain got so bad. I even wore my back brace, and Lidoderm patches, didn't help.
I also have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, CFS, and I am DEPRESSED!
My doctor gives me strong pain pills, which I would rather not take. But, when the pain is unbearable, I take them. I just don't know what to do, what doctor to go to??
I live in NJ, so, any advice would be appreciated.
I'm sorry to complain, but this just isn't like me! I have always been so active, now, I'm just existing. I wonder if surgery would help? :?? Oh, I forgot to mention that when the pain gets so bad, I can hardly walk.
That's my story. I would appreciate any and all replies.
Thank you all,