I just turned 40 years old about three months ago. Not young but defenatly not old either. In October (2010) I slipped on some water in the laundry room at my work place. Since then, I have been in pain. X-Ray's and MRI determined that I have compression fractures in T6, T7, and T8. In February I had surgery done (Kyphoplasty) to correct the issue. Unfortunatly, the pain did not fully go away. The procedure did relieve some of the area but I still have pain that keeps me from performing simple every day taskes. I am not able to stand in one spot. I can only walk about 15/20 minutes and then my pain level hightens to the upbearable. I can not go on long distant drives. I can only sit for so long and must always go back and forth with laying down and sitting. I am unable to clean, cook, etc. Even taking a shower hurts me. I hate taking medication but pretty much live on pain killers now. On top of all that......my doctor informed me last week that he did not think anything else can be done for me and that I will have to deal with the pain for the rest of my life. I do not want to spend the rest of my life in pain like this. I don't know what to do at this point. The doctor has released me back to work and I know there is no way I will be able to do it. I am depressed all the time now and just feel like a burdon to my family. Any advice would be helpfull and please........if there is any good stories out there to give me hope, do tell them. I need something to get me through this.