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My own little rant.

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Depression and Coping
I don't know how I'm going to get through the next few months. I'm only braced--nothing compared to some here, but I'm going slowly crazy stuck inside this thing all day.
I need to dance and run and move desperately, but can't. I'm constantly plagued by the thought that I won't heal, or that I'll heal partially and be braced for another three months... for that reason sometimes I find myself hoping that I don't heal, because then the brace will be off and it will be over.
I'm gaining wait on top of everything... which although expected, is making me try to lose weight--eating healthy until the afternoon, then bingeing on forbidden foods.
Just my own descent into craziness.


  • You have my sympathy. I wore what they called a minerva brace for 15 weeks and I agree. It is awfull!

    They told my wife I could not take it off, so she would not hear of it and I did beg!

    Please know the time will pass. It seems like forever, but soon it will be a then and gone!

    Hang in there!
  • Although I never wore a brace, I spent 3 months in bed. After my surgery, my surgeon told me that I couldn't sit for more than 5 minutes 2 times a day because my back was too weak. As I was only 16, my mother had her eyes on me 24/7. If she wouldn't have done that, I probably would have sat for prolonged periods of time and most likely I would have been back in the Emergency shortly after. At the same time, I hated every moment of it. I hated being confined to bed. I couldn't stand it. Every minute seemed like hours. From my bed I could see kids going home from school, and every time around 3pm I would have a crying feast. But... it did eventually end.

    Just hang on. Read books. Watch movies. Keep posting here. Take up photography as bubblegum has done - experiment, eventually you will find something that will stick and bring you at least some form of joy and that will make time pass by faster.
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