Hi, my name is Steve, I am 36 years old and a father of 3. Always suffered with my back really but since Jan 2012 I have been out of work and generally in server pain ever since. I have a large amount of medication to take each day which do not really seem to work at all. Physio has been a complete joke and had an epidural about 3 weeks ago that has only increased the pain even more making me practically housebound. The hospital has now told me that i am going to have to attend a more intense Physio which I really cannot see happening as I have a hard enough time getting in or out of a chair, I cannot stand for any longer than 30 seconds without almost passing out with the pain in my left leg. I cannot sit in the same position for longer than a few minutes. The only way I manage to sleep in by taking more than the subscribed dose of sleeping tablets, but after about three hours sleep, I an in so much pain as I have not moved while sleeping.
Anyway, that is more than enough of my complaining, hoping to make some new friends here and maybe find some new tricks to help manage my pain and to find out a little more about what I should expect next.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hopefully chat with some of you soon.