So, I'm almost 4 months post op of a two leveled spinal fusion. I'm 23 years old and have been experiencing back injuries for about two years. After so many failed therapies, I had no choice but to undergo surgery and hope for the best. With the doctors seeming so certain with my health and age of a speedy recovery. I guess I couldn't help but assume with all the positive words, my daily depression would subside. I knew this recovery was not going to be easy, and even a "speedy" recovery is rather lengthy... but I am still experiencing pain daily. granted, it is a different kind of pain... (I'm hoping it's the healing of muscles and nerves!) But, with waking up each day in pain....and working and going to school both full time... it's very difficult to juggle everything. My boyfriend has been supportive, but he works third shift and his lack of sleep and my edginess can't help but to bang heads sometimes. It's very frustrating that he can't understand such torment being in pain each and every day- but how can he? He's never experienced it! I'm iffy on seeing help just because I've had bad experiences in my past with one- granted I should try to see a different one; any advice on other ways of coping with this? I feel like I'm losing my mind some days, I just assume everyone can understand that I'm always looking aggravated not because I'm mad, I'm just burnt out... I hate not being able to remember the last time I went an entire day without being in pain! any advice?!