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Feeling helpless & alone

22 years old and been a sufferer for the last 13 years. Feeling like I'm going through this alone and would like to talk to someone going through the same thing. Any help please?


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Hi Ashilee I know how isolating it can be sometimes it's worse than the pain ! But you are not alone at all I know your pain and your loneliness big big hug sending to you , on a reasonable day when I have brain space to think and not all consumed to think I try to think of what I can do rather than what I can't two weeks ago I was able to write my friends wedding invitations for her , it helped her and made me feel useful , I send cards to people I might be thinking about , try n read and although I don't always want it I have visits from friends which tends to make we feel a bit more useful xxx
    D broad
  • You are not alone, though we do feel that way we have one another here and friends and family (sometimes). There are day I feel alone and I am sure I am not alone in my thinking, it's actually what led me here today. Pain has me down and I know that the people here have gone through or are going through what I feel at this time. Pain is hard to deal with but we are all here to help. Take care and I hope we will talk soon.
  • Hey Ashliee, you aren't alone. Most of us here are going through something similar. I have felt alone just like you. I know that sometimes because of the pain we feel isolated from our friends. Feel free to message me. Big hugs!!
  • Hey Ashliee I sent you a message. I would like to talk to you. I know how alone it feels when dealing with the pain. People dont understand how it affects us mentaly and emotionaly. But you really are not alone. Message me and we can chat. :)
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