I had back surgery a little over two years ago and have been in pain ever since.
While it releaved some of the pain, I csnt do daily functions such as work, sit or srsnd for long periods of time, pick my kids up, basically what you would do on any normal day.
Its been hard on everyone and its to the point now where the people that are the closest to me, are wanting answers on why I can't do things. It hurts when the people that are the closest to you, don't understand the constant pain and physical enegry it takes me to do everyday things.
I'm not one to complain and show how much pain I'm in everyday. I don't want that burden on everyone but I wish they would understand why some days its just hard to even get out of bed.
What I'm looking for is some artcles, facts, anything really to try to explain my situation to them and to show them that I'm not the only person like this. No one seems to understand that I'm doing all I can. I'm only 31 and it looks like there's a good chance this is my life from now on. I've not a good canidate for another surgery, physical therapy, pain management, doesn't seem to help.
I just don't want the peopke that are closest to me leaving or think I'm not pulling my weight just because they don't see me on the ground thriving in pain everyday.
Any help, stories, articles, would be great for my own knowledge. I just can't seem to find abything online as easy as I thought I could.