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A lot of Frustration that lead to depression

StarrylizardSStarrylizard Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Depression and Coping
In the past two years I quit my job to take care of my father whom (I lived with along with my husband) died 7 months later which happened to be my 7th year wedding anniversary. Not long after bank kicked us out. So we found an apartment to live. I got a job at a factory but 6months later I got fired due to downsizing and 19 days later I was in a car accident that I ended up with a herniated my L5 S1. Since I have been unable to work due to the pain in my legs and back my husband’s job didn’t pay enough to keep up on the rent and utilities we were evicted. That left us living with friends for 6 months then my friend , husband and I were kicked out by the other friend that lived there (because he knocked up his girlfriend and his girlfriend wanted everyone out of the house). With pain management‘s steroid injections which were utterly torture and now ALIF back surgery only 2 weeks ago. I live with my mother while my pets are left in elsewhere. This is all less than 2 years. I feel utterly drain depressed and highly stressed. My husband is trying to get us into a house in less than 2 weeks. Not to mention I’m a student and finals are next week as I had to miss out 2 weeks of school for my surgery. While I also quit smoking 4 weeks ago. I am just happy to vent this frustration out for other people just to know.


  • and concerned that you will need a lot of support after you ALIF .i have had one 8 weeks ago and let me tell you they are hard work to recover from ,the last thing you need is an unstable environment to recover in as your recovery will be long and hard .i know i am doing it
    i hope that you can find suitable accommodation as you wont want to be worried about your home safety .the ALIF is a very draining operation and you will be staggered at just how week you will be after the operation .you will need a warm comfy safe environment and remember your recovery will take many months even years and again remember its a repair and you back {even if a successful outcome }will never be a good as it was when it was healthy so you will need to take extra care about it .sorry again if you want any more advice about the operation please feel free to contact me and also maybe reading my experience on various post may give you some idea of what recovery is like .
    its been 8 weeks and yet again i have had 2 hours sleep and i am up again in the middle of the night in pain
    tony }UK}
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
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