Hello everyone, I'm so glad that I found this site. I have a very loving and supportive family but they just can't understand what I'm going through. I will appologize right now for my thought process, I had a stroke last year and sometimes I get all jumbled up (especially on these meds I'm on).
I have been diagnosed with a herniated disc at L4-L5, a fused disc at L5-S1, scoliosis and osteoporosis, along with some fancy term for my left hip which basically is that it is perm disjointed. Due to all of these issues I have no stability on my feet so have to use a walker, am in extreame pain day in and day out and did I mention I'm only 30 years old? I rely on my Mom to care for my 2 children and myself, after my stroke last year I moved in with her.
I'm just out of my mind with pain, being ashamed when I fall in the shower and my Dad has to get me up (or everywhere else I fall) The constant stares from people when I do make it out, again I'm 30 and using a walker and using a handicap placard. Everything from rolling eyes, to pure pity I just feel so alone in this.
I have recently found a new doctor that has lots of options for me, so I am finding some hope. Just trying to dig my nails into the hope right now and hang on for dear life.
~Herniated disc at L4-L5, fused vertebra at L5-S1, Scoliosis, and Osteoporosis and I'm 30 years old.