So... I'm waiting to go in for surgery. Gallbladder disease & kidney's infected, stones a plenty! I'm very frightened & as usual I turn here to take my mind off of the pain & to calm the rising fear. Sometimes I have the 'it's not fair!' thoughts..as if chronic spine pain isn't enough. We should be somehow immune to all the other 'stuff' that can plague the human body but I worry that all the stress & strain of chronic pain & all the medications make us more susceptible to other ailments.
To be honest I can't wait to be unconscious, just to have a little break from the unrelenting pain will be wonderful. What new torments will I wake to? I don't know. I just hope I can get this behind me & move on with my familiar 'devil'. Yep! It's that bad that I just want to get back to my back! ;-)
Osteoarthritis & DDD.