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today was a good day

I couldn't sleep last night with the pain in my hips. I tossed and turned put a pillow between my knees but nothing helped. I got up this morning then not in the best of form but I decided I'd jus go for a short walk with my child and you know what for some strange reason most of my backache subsided for most of the day. I haven't had a good day in ages.

Don't get me wrong I have tingling foot and pain in it and my lower back but somehow it seems less severe than normal. I'm so tired but I just wanted to post about a good day. Feel like I'm always complaining about the bad ones. Not that many people listen anymore cause they don't understand about spinal problems.they think I'm fine because I'm walking about.

Im feeling hopefully that tomorrow with be a good day too. Hope everyone is having a good day.

Chronic pain is a long slow journey that a lot of people don't understand.I have found it lonely and frustrating. Waiting on different drs appointments for different opinions and generally putting my life on hold has caused me a lot of sadness this past while.

This post isn't really about anything apart from the fact that I'm fed up giving in to this (well today anyways lol) and I want to find a way around it all. I spend a lot of time googling my MRI results trying to find the best information but really I'm not a dr or a surgeon. I've made no secret of the fact that I want another child.this is something I am finding it hard to wait on to see what the specialist says. I have had conflicting opinions already. I know I have to wait but I hate it.

I want to get my life back and stop wasting my time being obsessed with bulging discs,degenerative disc disease and spondylosis. I think I need a hobby.

Hope everyone is having a good day.


  • I was thinking to myself earlier that it was a pretty good day too. My husband is away and my daughter doesn't understand (she has an intellectual disability) so I had no-one to tell. I'm glad I came across your post. It may be cold & miserable outside here but I'm feeling ok. Nerve pain from my sciatic nerve seems a bit more settled, my tendinitis in my shoulder is a dull ache & I got to watch what I wanted on TV in front of the open fire.

    I understand wanting your life back. Up until I had surgery number 1 I was always on th the go. Coming to pretty much a standstill tested my patience well beyond what I thought it would. the last year or so has dragged on painfully slow (no pun intended!) I'm finally starting to feel more like the old me, granted I'm more cautious & know I will never get my life back completely.

    I hope that tomorrow is a good day for you to,
    Microdiscectomy L5S1 January 2014
    Microdiscectomy L5S1 March 2014
    Fusion L5S1 11th August 2014
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Nice to share in the good days!
    Last week I had great day..beautiful weather outside, my friend and I did a little fun shopping......I was able to tolerate sitting in restaurant for lunch. So nice!

    And I felt I was standing taller. Items seemed smaller to me...like an Alice in Wonderland moment....things so bright and outlined to be seen clearly. Fortunately, I did not drive that day. :)

    Those moments, rare as they are, do give me such hope filled feeling.
    Not hope for life as it was...but hope there will be another good day!
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