I just joined this forum as I am curently waiting for my op to remove bulged and damaged disc L4&5 and have it fused using spacer blocks, bone form my hip and rods and screws.
I struggle with my pain levels alot (though do have a good meds) and am always looking for new ideas and excercises (mental not phisical as I am unable to do hardly anything physical even walking is limited
) to help with the mental health side of it all. Unfortunatly I have struggled with depression since my teens (poss earlier around 13 was diagnosed with depression then 2yrs ago told I had distemia). For my depression I have been doing CBT - cognative behavioural therapy, but am interested in any coping exercises specially for pain.
Web links, ideas thought would be greatly appreciated, and incase the question comes up -what meds do I take, I have cytalopram for the distemia, Oxycontin slow release 40's morn and night and oxynorm (instant release oxycodone) 4hrly.
Thanks in advance fro ideas and advice :-)