I know you all can relate, that's why I'm here. Everyday it seems to just be getting worse. At 34 years old, I just feel like I should be living so much better than what I am. =(( I have a great husband who is very tolerant. Thank goodness! :X But I just feel like I am letting him and our 2 children down.
Every morning I wake up and I can't move. Once I get going I get better, but if I so much as lift a laundry basket I'm done. I hate taking my pain pills, and don't usually do it very often, but I find myself now taking them more often.
I posted in another topic that my surgeon wants me to lose 50 pounds so he can do an anterior fusion. I also smoke. I know.... :$ So he wants me to lose weight and quit smoking. On top of it my husband and I went through a terrible financial situation, which is better now, but it's just too much to ask one person to do. I've decided I am going to quit smoking (my doc won't operate until I have 3 months of no smoking, which is verified by urine), but I am just going to have him do the posterior fusion. I can't take living this way anymore. ~X( I'm so tired of the pain. :''(
My doctor is a strong advocate of anterior fusions, so wish me luck telling him I want a posterior one. :<