Hello , my name is Jan. I am 50 and until october 2011 worked for my local council as a dog warden which I loved !
I had a bad fall on black ice in december 2009,which resulted in a protruding disc which in turn set off / accelerated lumbar stenosis,degenerative disc,sciactic nerve problems and cocyx problems. I kept working til june 2011 but it was becoming impossible to walk the 5-7 miles a day and drive the van,just getting in and out was difficult and i tried just office work but could not sit for more 10 - 15 minutes,so in october sadly i was medically retired..i have found the loss of my physical ability the hardest to deal with.
24/7 pain in buttocks left leg and lower spine,with pain attacks .No surgery suggested.Use meds ,tiger balm,pain pen,tens machine,exercise,relaxtion and internet