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.