I have been unemployed just over 3 years now. Between that and my back problems, it seems to get harder and harder to carry on with life.
I am depressed and I long for the days when my back and body were "normal". Not sure what that even means anymore. I am restricted to lifting a maximum of 8-10 pounds. All my exercise has to be done in the pool, just like I am a damn fish or something.
Please forgive me for venting. Sometimes it helps.
1978: Harrington rod surgery for scoliois T5-L1
2005: Micro discectomy L4-L5
2009: Fusion surgery for grade 1 spondy: L4-S1
ongoing concerns with sciatica and bi-lateral hip bursitis