I wish there was some rime and reason to when, how and why I am getting my flares... I can have a good day and 2 hours later Im in bed in pain. Or days of intense pain, and then the next morning I feel almost normal.
How is it for you?
Ive lived with this for over 5 years and I still havent figured out a pattern. Sure, I know what I can and cannot do and what will most likely set me off big time. But still, I can be fine and the next day wake up with killer pain.
And people ask me: what did you do?
The nerve pain is intense, unpredictable and it wears me out!
Im trying to learn acceptance. To accept and embrace it, it it what it is.
Somedays this is easier said that done. You have plans, you make promises. Then out the door with that and apologiez for what you can not do. How many times have I not cancelled and changed plans? Only a few steady friends will stay and understand. Its not me - I want to see you! Its my disease.
Cause: car accident & genetics
Effect: herniations C4-7, stenosis, osteoarthritis, myelopathy, neuropathy
Non-invasive Treatment: everything under the sun
Invasive Treatment: 2 level ACDF, C5 & C6, May 2012
Moving Forward: SCS