Hi "pain buddies"
I have lived with chronic back pain for the last 5 years and as all you who have been there it is far from easy.
I was devasted when it first happened as i used to work with horses(my passion) and had always been a get-up-and-go person.
Going from that to having to sit,sleep and basically live in a recliner for the first 9 months not being able to go anywhere or do anything it was totally devastating.
Depression,Anger,Selfpity then moments of hope went round in a circle as well as putting pressure on family and friends.
7 months ago i was told it was a choice between a 3 level fusion with only 30% chance of it working or live with the pain.
I chose the latter!
It is like a weight was lifted and i finally accepted i was going to have to learn to live with the pain rather than fight against it which zaps all your energy and time.
So thats what i am doing.
Completely changed the way i felt and thought about my pain.
It hasn't been easy and still have my dark days but they are few and far between and i feel i can cope with anything!!