I've been reading a lot on here lately and decided to join.
I'm 29, from Ontario, Canada and have a wonderfully supportive husband and 1 year old baby girl.
I've had back problems for several years now. I've suffered from sciatica for at least a year now. Just this passed august I had a back X-ray and was told I have scoliosis. (Not a huge surprise, people could tell by looking at me that I have a bit of a crooked spine, and I have two uncles with scoliosis as well.). Then this passed summer the pain increased to the point that I can't stand for more than 3-4 minutes. ( I have pills and a walker that helps.)
After the X-Ray I was sent for an MRI. Turns out I have a herniated disc that's completely finished and another disc with a small tear. The Herniated disc has now caused nerve damage that may or may not be permanent. The specialist is worried that if it continues as is I could end up incontinent.
So I am scheduled for surgery this Thursday. It's been a long, hard, even sometimes sad journey thus far, and I'm sure it's a long, scary journey ahead.
I guess why I joined here is to talk to others like myself. As supportive as my husband is, he has no idea what I am going through. I don't know anyone else who has been through this, and at the specialist's office I always feel out of place because it seems everyone else there is at least 70.