I'm really glad I found this site and especially today. I'm having a 'I can't take it anymore' kind of day. Thankfully looks like I'll be approved for surgery soon.
I was involved in a car accident just over 6 years ago and another 2 years ago; the first one really did a number on me. And over the years it's just gotten worse. I'm tired of being tired. Being in pain is just exhausting and mentally draining! I'm only 34 and I feel so run down. Before the accident I was a 6 day a week avid gym member actually considering training for a bodybuilding/fitness show. And now I sit and realize how much my life has changed and the simple things that most people take for granted. Now don't get me wrong I'm not wallowing in a pit of despair like this all the time. Today is just one of those days. Most of the time I really try and be thankful for what I do have and I tell myself 'it could've been so much worse' but man.... then days like today happen and I just want to crawl in bed and not come out for a week.
more background: chiropractic, sort of gave up on that. Need to find a new good one. Tried accupuncture, loved it for relaxation but didn't help the pain. Tried epidural...never again! Facet injections... worked in the beginning then nothing. Still get some trigger points for the muscles but doesn't really help the arm and neck/joint pain.
Thanks for listening all and I hope for better days ahead for all of you!