I'm new to this forum. Been reading some of the other posts and finding it hard to feel sorry for myself. Like many others here I've had multiple back surgeries, with both good and bad outcomes. My most recent diagnosis is "arachnoiditis", and I'm taking a whole pharmacy of drugs to control pain from that condition.
Now arthritis is on the attack. I always thought that arthritis would progress slowly, but for me it's not working that way. I'm hearing from new joints almost on a weekly basis.
Thank goodness for my little cockapoo, Abbie! She sleeps with me and wakes me up at 7AM. I get up and take the morning mess of pills and then Abbie keeps me from getting back in bed. So I'm up for the day. Later on we go for a long walk or maybe two. Without her it would be tough to stay active.
As an alternative to all the pills my doctor has suggested a spinal cord stimulator. Has anyone had any experience with one of those?
That's enough for this post. I hope to hear from other members of this forum.