Hi everyone...I'm not really NEW but haven't posted much. I have Chronic Pain due to low back problems. I've had 2 Lumbar surgeries including a decompression with fusion in 2004. Needless to say I wish I hadn't EVER had surgery at all. It doesn't help ME. I am 44 and haven't worked in 10 years. I live with my mom and my 18 yr. old son. She has "taken care" of me for the last 12 years. Paid my bills, rent, everything. I get TennCare but just found out I'm losing it at the end of this month. I have Diabetes and take insulin, HBP and take meds, I need MRI's and CT scans yearly...and I'm close to having Osteoporosis. I visit Dr.'s at least 3 times a month and if I had to pay for that It would cost over 500 each month. Not counting meds. I take Pain meds, meds for Bipolar, meds for mild narcolepsy, insulin, and whatever else pops up... I'm not bedridden...I CAN get up and so things...just not much and for only a short time. I have NO Social life, except on FB.
I guess what I'm saying is that I need help... support...and friends that understand my situation. I don't want to whine about it but I might...I want to listen as well.
What do I do? I'm in the process of trying to get Disability...I just got a lawyer to help me in the appeals part. Been turned down twice.
I have Spinal Stenosis, DDD, Arthritis, Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Osteopenia, Diabetes, HBP, Bipolar... I think that's all...
Anyway, if you want to be friends just reply...I could use some..