So it has taken me two years to get to the point of where I am with my diagnoses, because I never fit into the normal range of what was going on. I herniated my C5-C7 two years ago and now the discs have degenerated to the point where there is nothing left and my facet joints are damaged really bad as well. I was never in any type of accident or had any head tram and I am only 28 years old. My surgeon will be preforming a fusion from C5-C7 and will be taking the two bone graphs from my hip because he thinks my body will reject the bone substitutes since i have been reacting to ever medication I have been put on.
The Issue I am having is the lack of support I am getting from my husbands family. They just don't seam to understand what I am going through or even care. I am in pain 24/7 and I am lucky if my pain ever goes below an 8 now. I am still working to the best of my ability because I am an account manager and my customers are very important to me. I have learned to put a fake smile on my face and just tough it out to the best of my ability when i rather crawl into hole and not come out ever because the pain in my head is unbearable.
I really think the reason they don't understand is A) because they don't care.. I was told yesterday to stop walking around with my head up my ass and that the issues I am going through is not that big and
Because physically i do not look sick because everything is internal. They rip on me for taking on pain meds...."why would you ever take those" "your going to be come addicted" "you don't need those" They never ask how I am feeling, or ask how this is affecting me mentally, or ever ask my husband how he is doing. We have only been married for three years and this is a lot to deal with as a young married couple.
What do or should I do? At this point I could care less if I ever see any of them again? I know I can not separate my husband from his family, but this is killing me.
I am not dealing with any of this very well at all.
Does anyone have any advice?