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Matters of the Heart

awayjaawayj Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in New Member Introductions
I am new to this forum, but thought I would give it a try. Been feeling a bit depressed lately as thoughts of traveling the world seem to be quickly fading due to my low back pain and problems with sitting. After four surgeries and just finding out that my disc at L3-L4 has almost completely degenerated, I'm realizing ever more that traveling is not going to be an option for me. My heart feels like it's broken.



  • I'm sorry you're not able to travel right now but perhaps with treatment you'll be able to do more than you can now. Often I watch specials on Egypt and feel like I've seen it so media is making it easier for us to see the world on TV or computer. Have you seen a Spine Specialist yet? That would be your next referral from your Primary Dr. Best wishes. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are feeling so low. :( i know how you are feeling. at one time i was well enough travel and visited over 20 islands in the carribbean and Hawaii. after several years it just became to much and i had to stop airplane travel. it was just to painful. now, if i need to, i get in the passenger seat, put it all the way back, take a pain pill and take off for somewhere in the usa... :D this also opened me up to camping. a good air mattress and you are ok to camp. also, consider places where you can take say, a one or two hour flight and then get off. just a thought.. :? hope you feel better!! Jenny :)
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