I'm not really sure where to start, but anyways, I'm 16 years old, a guy, some hobbies and interests of mine are drumming, motocross (not much anymore)
.. And most other guy stuff. I've been living with severe back pain over the past year due to Scheurmann's Disease and mild scholiosis. I am very frustrated because my doctors are very un organized and it's taking forever to get anything done. I was told I have to wait until Nov. 2nd for a follow up with my orthapedic, Which I requested weeks ago. My pain is a constant 6 or 7 now and it seems to get worse on a weekly basis with shooting pains up and down my spine, (pinched nerves im guessing?). My gp had me on 5mg Lortab twice a day, these do basically nothing for my pain, just make me tired. Anyways, I've been through MRI's Bone scans etc. (last MRI was a few mos. ago.) and I feel like my spine is curving more and more, possibly a growth spurt. I'm just really frustrated and tired of laying in bed constantly, I've had to give up motocross and I have a hard time drumming (which is really hindering my band activities). Countless times i've doubled over in pain after leaving the stage. not to mention last time someone ran into my back with a bass amp (wtf.) It was excruciating.
Im sick of taking all of these pills and feeling like a zombie with no pain relief at all. I've been falling behind in school for the simple fact that when i'm there im in so much pain sitting cramped in a plastic desk that I can't focus on anything but gritting my teeth in pain. As of now i'm on hospital homebound because im having trouble just getting out of bed. I really hope the rest of my life won't include chronic pain. I'm supposed to be getting an epidural "soon" (was told that 3 mos. ago) and I really just don't know what to do with my life anymore. I'ts really depressing, sometimes to the point of not wanting to live anymore. Anyways sorry guys, I just don't know where else to go and needed a place to vent. Thanks to all who may read/reply and anyone with scheurmann's disease pain please please please contact me and let me know how you cope. I'ts hell. Thanks again guys,
-Ethan Nichols of Collapse Generation.