First of all let me say that all of you who share your story here and your attitude towards it has always helped me cope with my pain.
Back (pun not intended) story : I had a L4-L5 disc herniation when I was 22. I was operated on twice and have been in physiotherapy ever since trying to bring the pain down to a level where I can do my own work. Then when I was 25, my L3-L4 also herniated. It prolapsed and compressed a nerve, giving rise to neurogenic claudication. I was able to complete my college education but since then have been unable to study further or work or even go to the gym as I always end up having an episode of severe pain. Now last week, at 27, I went in for a root block and removal of adhesions but since then I've been in so much pain I can't seem to breathe. The worst is at night; I can't sleep because of the pain and I end up eating everything.
I am an overweight person ( about 40lb) but have been trying to lose weight, despite the limitations. I have lost around 35 lbs since the start of the year and was well on my way to try to lose more but now I get tired just taking a shower. I eat too much because of the medications and while I try to eat healthy, I always end up eating junk to make myself feel better.
Can someone tell me how they managed to over come this and ways to lose weight/get fit while on bed rest ? My entire twenties has been me just on meds and in pain trying to get fit . Now, I'm just losing my mind.
Thankyou so much.