I have read many things lately and one of them is that a dog can be great for someone with chronic pain. My husband is the one suffering and I did mention before about possibly getting a dog, he is at home every day, and I think the company and lovingness from a dog would really help the emotional side of things and depression.
Here's the thing though, I have 3 (quite, actually really) boisterous boys at home already, plus I work, plus am responsible for everything at home, plus all the drop off/pick ups from school, clubs, so would I be mad for even thinking about it? I also think a pet dog would be quite good for my boys too, things are quite hard for them sometimes as daddy always in pain, and mummy quite stressed and shouts quite a lot-their words not mine!!
Bad back for few years
Slip and fall Jan 2009- when really bad pain began, and bad scatica
L4l5 prolapse, multilevel abnormalities, disc herniation
Injections facet joint, nerve root, nerve block, Epidurals x loads of each
L4l5 decompression diseconomy - no change
Pain a lot worse as time gone on, awaiting doc app for poss fusion