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New to this and need some encouragement

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in New Member Introductions
Need a friend who can relate... =(( Had 2 minimally invasive surgeries last fall/winter. Still have sciatic pain. Lost my job and insurance after second surgery in Feb. "08. Cannot see specialist. Getting divorce. Cannot get assistance unless proof of divorce. Waiting for Legal aid to call back. Waiting for soc. Sec. to get assistance (3 mos.)Getting evicted. Son wants to join Marines ~X( . Trying to keep teenaged kids on track. Just want to get better and get my life back!!! 8}


  • Welcome, mtude. We're here to help and support you. What's going on?
  • Please re-read my message. Thank You.
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  • Welcome to spine-health.
    Sorry your going through so many physical and mental things right now. We have all been there at one point or another or are going through it now.
    We are here to support you through!! ;)

    If you need help around the site please ask anyone of us.
    One of the Mods should be coming along soon to give you links to contact them if need be.

    I would like to direct you to our Matters of the Heart fourm and Depression/Coping fourm.

    There are a ton of great people on here they will be able to help you directly on those 2 fourms.

    Hang in there and once again WELCOME O:) >:D<
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. you certainly are going through a lot in your life. ~X( you don't say if you are still having pain issues beyond the sciatica. there are some good nerve pain medications out which could help you. of course this is something you need to speak to your doctor about. it sounds like your other worries are more pressing on your mind. try and take a deep breathe and relax for even a moment. let your mind rest just for a moment. perhaps with some peaceful moments you will see the path you need to follow and where you should be going. your children are growing and that cannot be easy. take care of yourself! i am happy to talk anytime! Jenny :)
  • Welcome to SH, sorry you are having such a hard time. I am a divorce survivor, and I know it can be very hard, even when one knows it is necessary. Have you filed yet? You should be able to get some aide once filed and not have to wait til it is final. I am in Cali and here even a seperated spouse can get aide, now they will go after the ex, if he has a job, to repay themselves. I also am a mother of 2 teens, 16 and 18, and it is hard. They just keep growing up and out(further away from us with there own agendas). Please hang in there and keep trying to get some answers. There is always the ER if you get desperate, they have to treat you by law. Good-luck, you can send me a PM if you want, I will answer back, >:D< Sue
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  • And none of it sounds easy. All one can do is keep putting one foot in front of the other, one day at a time, one moment at a time, until they come out the other side. Divorce is tough, I've been there. Teenagers are tough too! I wish you the best. >:D<
    Teri <):) <br />
  • Hi ther mtude!

    I just wanted to jin in and say Welcome! While I have not experienced all the different things your experiencing at this time...all at once...I can say hta I for sure have had a ton of things all happening at the same time and the pain and injury stuff makes it doubley hard to cope with everything.
    I am so sorry this is all happening at one time and plese please if you feel the need to have some extra support...I am only a Private message away.
    I think that the people here are wonderful and I hope that you will find all the support here to work well for you. We do all this "stuff" "life stuff" "Pain Stuff" ETC.~~~together and you are not alone.
    I think TerriJV's suggestion of the coping forum of this board my be a good start.
    Please hang in there and know that we are Here!!!
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