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people who understand

Im so glad i found this site! listening to people who are going through the same as me helps so much.
Iv had back problems for years, starting with scoliosis and having corrective surgery at 30 and the following 6 years having 5 revision surgeries for loose screws, prolapsed discs and tears in the cerebral fluid sac, most recently having metal rods removed.
But still the pain is there.
I have 4 children and try so hard to be normal but its a daily struggle. I get asked everyday if i feel better because i may look fine, like its a headache, most of the time i say yes just because i havnt got the energy to explain yet again why im not okay......i just say "yeah im fine"........but im NOT 'fine'.


  • people that do not have or understand pain....just do not "get it". No fault of their own. I remember before I had spine issues, I could not understand why people had a problem with lifting things not that heavy. NOW I understand. You need to walk in their shoes before pain is understood. When people ask me how are you, I Also just say FINE. No one REALLY wants to hear how you really feel. No one wants to join a pity party. Pain is just that way. We have to live IT everyday.
  • TraceyelizabethTraceyelizabeth WalesPosts: 30
    edited 06/05/2015 - 9:42 AM
    Yes your so right, people will ask but they dont want to hear the depressing truth : /
    Like I said, so nice to relate to people in the same position trying to lead a normal life!
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