I am so glad to find this website. I just became a new member yesterday and I don't feel alone anymore. I am a 40 yr old single mom of two,who until about 2 months ago, was very active and never let anything stop me. Until now.
I have cervical spine issues( i posted my MRI report on cervical spine forum hoping other will help me understand what is going on) I would like to say that problem came upon me just recently, but now that i look back, i have been having problems with my neck for yrs. I never knew that it was more than just growing older and overworking myself.
I'm scared because I don't know how I'm going to get through this. I've never had pain that takes me to my knees begging for relief and it never comes. I have always been able to control pain. But this, controls me. I've been on meds for the past 3 weeks and I am able to control the pain with them. Without the meds through I would be crying right now. My whole right side, neck, shoulder, arm and hand are pretty much limited. I have limited range of motion and little strength even on meds. I haven't been able to sleep lying down in months. When I do sleep, its in a recliner. I sorry I'm rambling but noone around me understands. I have god and he has been a great source of comfort for me. What am i going to do. I feel like my like is falling apart. I cant work my job, or do all the chores that need to be done on our land. I can barely drive w/o severe pain and muscle spasms. I feel useless to my family. I don't even feel like me and I'm at the beginning of what is probably a life long condition. I have so many questions and i don't know where to start or where this is taking me but i am grateful that i can express myself. Thank you for reading this and tolerating my pity party.