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leilalleila Posts: 21
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Writing to have a place where people understand pain, so I am not a pain to family and friends. Got a pretty bad lower spine, very little disc space. The team says, in the catagory of the worst they see. My first time with severe nerve pain.
Started with using a suggested ARC aeroboc machine from a trainer!!!! I decided to use my ice more consistenly rather than expect prednisone to do it all. the taper isn't helping a lot, so far. Am starting to meditate, do Reiki on myself, trying to keep out the fear thoughts. Have a very good team, PT, chiro, docs. Goal to officiate my son's wedding in Seattle, across the country for me March 28. I hear having a crutch gives you more attention (:- )
I just want to get there!!! Am a candidate for spinal injections. Using tramadol and tylenol for pain.

The sun is out, I will see my grandkids today, a place to give and receive love.
Leila deurell


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i was so moved by your post i wanted to say hello to you and i hope you have a wonderful day with your grandchildren..what a breath of fresh air!! good luck with your search for pain relief, i do hope the injections work for you!!! having a goal as precious as yours is lovely and should be an inspiration every day..you are lucky to have such a great support system behind you!!that can only help!! stop by the forum anytime!! Jenny :)
  • I have no choice but to block the negative that wants to inch its way thorugh.I am a believer that we are not our bodies but the beautiful spirit within, the bodies wear out, can that take what I am away fom me? I can't let it, so I am on a huge lesson to follow thru with my beliefs, what a chore. I have to meditate, think love , healing and light around me. Think gratitude and see myself dancing. It worked this AM. So, I'll do it again tomorrow.

    I found out the entire family will be on the same plane to Seattle, my X, my other son, DIL and grandkids. That cheered me up. There are so many docs that tell people the worst, or they will be dead in 2 months and they live years and dance. It is the mind I have to work on more and be grateful, maybe what I am going thru will help some one else, my patients, when they ask for pain meds etc.

    I have no choice, this gives me some control and adds love to my life. The pain will go or I will get used to it. I will meet with the spine doc Friday. I'll have more answers. Meanwhile, books, movies, paint more pictures and PT.
    Leila deurell
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