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Sharing Diagnosis With Family

The weather changed. It lowered over twenty degrees in two hours and I was a knotted mess. I wanted to explain to my teenage daughter exactly my diagnosis, so I pulled up Wikipedia and entered the terms. We read them together. She finally understood the life I live inside my body. What surprized me is how emotional I became when I talked about my issues. I've lived with my disability day in and day out and my family has witnessed me transforming from being very active to living inside a body that responds to lowering temperatures and changing barometers. Some how, seeing my diagnosis in black and white seemed horrific. I would not wish for anyone to experience these symptoms, yet not only I do, but my family also witnesses my health issues with me. We embrace it together. Their support means the world to me. I sometimes feel as if I am letting them down when my body does not respond the way I want it. But I am giving them my best each and every day, and no one could be disappointed with that effort. Depression has to wait another day. I'm busy conquering the world!


  • You are having the same feelings many people here have expressed. I really think we could all write a book and the experience after surgery would be pretty close! My back does the same thing when we have changes in the weather. One of my doctor's early on said I would be a walking barometer and he was right.

    My kids have been wonderful since I've had surgery. I had surgery 8 years ago and then my whole family didn't really realize just how much my life would change (as I didn't either!). As time has gone on, they (wife and kids) have seen what I've gone through, procedures, medicine hurting no matter what, etc. They have come to read my face as to how I feel. I am very lucky to have the supportive family I do have!

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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