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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hi I am brand spanking new to this site. I am quite uneducated when it comes to what exactly ails me which is spondylolisthesis which I can now at least spell if not pronounce with accuracy. The pain of this condition has gotten so bad the only time I have any relief of the pain is when I am laying flat on my back. I haven't been able to work since november 14th and I have been at home unless I am going to the doctor's office or physical therapy. I am so fortunate that I have a wonderful supporting family and friends that help me and keep my spirits up. The lexapro is a big help too.

I have severe pain when I sit,stand,or walk. The pain just begins to crawl down my legs sometimes it chooses sides and goes to one side or the other. All the symptoms listed are what I endure. My doctor says surgery is the only option but I would have to lose a lot of weight first. I have so many issues with that I'll save it for another time. I just hate how the pain stops me from doing the most simple of things. I want to make dinner for my family and can't. I can't shop for myself, I can't do my own laundry, the list goes on. I keep hoping it will go away, because I've had episodes before but this time it isn't going away. I guess I don't have a topic, but just wanted to say hi and glad I am not alone although I wish I were, I hate that anyone else is in pain too.


  • im a spondy too, know the pain that it can give you. luckily i am still able to work albeit in pain everyday. im on my third lot of physio this year, in the new year hoping to finally get an mri and then we will be talking of surgery, which i personally dont want but hoping i can be referred to pain management instead. hope to hear from you again
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