Back in May, 4 months ago, I was in a really bad car accident and broke my L1 vertebrae. I'm pretty much missing half of it now.
I have 2 rods and 7 screws.
My hips and lower part of my rib cage always hurt so much and I wake up every morning in so much pain. My mattress is super soft, slept on a harder one last night didn't help much.
I'm a side sleeper, I can't fall asleep on my back at all, ever. Sleeping on my side causes more pain.
I'm only 25.
I don't make crazy amounts of money to buy a new mattress right now and I've tried everything, a pillow behind my back to keep me from rolling, one between my knees. I've tried a lot and nothing works.
Is the rest of my life going to be like this?