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Hello! I feel quite relieved to find a forum like this where people will understand how i'm feeling and I can get useful info from.
I'm from the UK and am 32 years old. I had a micro discectomy on the L5-S1 when I was 16 which helped with the chronic sciatic pain at the time but I also had two degenerate discs either side of this one. I always had some pain down my right leg still even after surgery and now I'm having trouble with these discs and have a tear in one. The NHS here are always backed up with waiting lists and i've only just found out about the tear even though its been really bad again since March last year.
I work full time as a Graphic Designer so i'm lucky that my company are letting me work at home (infact i'm supposed to be working now! hehe). I've got a little rig set up over a camp bed in my spare room with a table i can pull over the bed. This means i can carry on working full time because i can't sit for very long. The pain medication makes me really drowsy though so i find it difficult concentrating and often have a little snooze in my lunch break.
Anyway....i'm sick of staying here on my own trying to work in pain. I just wanted to reach out to someone and say hi!
Hi guys!!! The pain isn't really me! you'd find a crazy, creative, rock and country music loving individual under this who is just bursting to get out!