I'm new here; just finally decided to look for help on-line.
I've been in chronic pain for 22years due to an injury. I've tried everything short of surgery, and am only able to walk because I've been getting cortisone shots in my spine for the last 3 years. Problem is since taking the shots I've torn the disks above and below the original L4-5 ruptured disk. I also have spinal stenosis and trouble with some facet joints. I've made an appointment with a surgeon. Scary.
The reason I'm here today is that 3 years ago I began an activity that I can do if I wound up in a wheelchair. I've registered as a business and spent thousands of dollars in supplies and equipment. I went to "work" Monday and somehow injured myself sitting down and now it hurts to sit at all, even with medication. I'm scared this is it and I'll be unable to do anything productive, which for me is like torture.
I need some hope.
Thanks in advance,