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Throwing In The Towl

Kara1623KKara1623 Posts: 20
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Depression and Coping
I haven't wrote on this group in about a week or two because I was not hurting. Well now I'm in so much damn "excuse my language if it offends anybody" pain that I had to take two tramadols and three muscle relaxers today to ease the pain a little. I had to work today which in my station there is 10 men I take care of and most of them have the flu so that put extra strain on my back. Going tommrow to put in job applications I can't do this type of work anymore. Not trying to sound all down and depressed but sometimes I feel like throwing in the towl and and giving up without giving a flying flipper. I hate that my family answer for me mainly my fiancee to his friends and family when they ask how my back is doing he always answers oh she's doing alot better or the pain is gone since I did t...his and that today. I might look good on the outside but secretly dieing on the inside waiting for my exit strategy. I don't know how some of ya'll can deal with this pain which is alot worse then mine, but I would love to find out. I tried excersing,eating healthy, and medication. Nothing seems to help when I get to this point of pain. My fiancee is 35yrs older than me and in heck of better shape than I am hell one of my residents won't let me help him unless I have someone to help me because he sees the pain in my face when I get him ready. No 22yrs old or anybody else in that matter should suffer this badly and for doctors to just say it's a strain that's BS to me. I now have pain that shoots through my legs I've complained to doctors oh that just a side effect it will go away. Will they know what's wrong with me when I reach 50 or 60 since they shrug it off like it's nothing. I know I've written awhile didn't plan to make it this long but If u took the time to read it I appreciate it alot :) I'm gonna stop now pain is getting to me.


  • I'll bet that there are times that every single member here felt like "throwing in the towel" as far as the pain goes at one point. Not the big towel, but the hand towel or the terrible towel [maybe just the rag]. We know how you feel.
    Hang in for the good stuff, because it's just around the corner. I hope you get a good day soon, and maybe today will be one of those. Take Care Kara :)))
  • I am sure we can all relate to feeling like we want to throw in the towel. Chronic pain can be very hard to deal with, and people that don't experience it have a hard time understanding.

    Wishing you all the best in your quest to find new employment. I had to leave a similar position in nursing as it became an impossible job for me. I miss it terribly, but hope to eventually get into another rewarding career that is not so hard on my body.

    Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
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  • Throwing in the towel has crossed my mind quite a few times...

    I'm 42 years old and am TERRIFIED that this pain is forever.... That scares me...

    No specialist I have been to can seem to identify the cause of my pain. 2 MRI's, one injection, PT and Chiro.....

    I say to the Neuro that I am seeing, I don't know if my back pain is causing me to have more anxiety or my anxiety is causing me to have more back pain!!

    I just hope this isn't forever....
  • I don't know what else to do I feel like giving up more day to day nobody can figure what's wrong or it's all in my head. I believe the pain is causing my high anxiety problems alot worse than it has been. I just want answers to know what's wrong with me.
  • I posted on chronic pain. I'm not happy either, but I learned to live with it. I was in a mountain bike accident, broke pelvis and ribs and now have lumbar spine damage that has developed. However, I actually learned to live with the pain. I was on muscle relaxers and percocet (many percs) for a year and a half. I had a lot happen to me like losing my insurance. I couldn't get meds anymore. Best thing that ever happened to me. I was addicted in a bad way and when I hurt, I had to take more and more. Now, no meds at all for 4 months now. I did one thing that really helped and it may sound stupid. I got a yoga roller that you lye on and roll up and down your back. At first, for a month or so, it will hurt. You won't want to do it anymore, but keep doing it. In the long run it will pay off. You have a lot of people who understand how you feel. I thought about throwing in the towel to.
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  • I know for me I try to keep hanging on to the little hope of getting better I have left which it isn't easy. I love my job but it's becoming to stressful for my health and emotionally. I just want out I want to throw in the towl. I'm thinking of applying for disabilty not just cause of my back but other health problems like my heart condition and mental health (bi-polar) which both don't make it easy for me to heal completely. This just sucks I'm at my breaking point.
  • My pain changed my lifestyle....

    all of my waking hours are concentrated on natural pain management....

    I feel meds are useless since I know that my pain issues won`t be solved until I get my problem fixed....

    I don`t want a band aid....

    I want fix!

    and i pray like there`s no tomorrow....

    Live to Pray
  • I'm still trying to work out how to manage my pain and avoid 'throwoing in the towel' so my advice may not be the best, but I'll try. I guess when it's really bad I just turn to the people I care about, especially my husband. He doesn't understand completely but he tries his best, and he always takes care of me.

    Do you have someone like that who you can turn to - who can help you when you just need a moment or you can't help yourself?
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