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  • I think im starting to get better. Pain is nowhere near as bad as it was. I can walk and stand and move around as long as I am careful.
    Unfortunately I slipped the other day and fell on the hardwood flood. The way I fell my upper butt hit the floor so hard it was excruciatingly painful. I though I broke my tailbone. But it did not hurt my back at all so thats a good thing. But even my but is starting to feel better. I just bruised it pretty bad but im good.

    Sandi. If you know of any sare and easy stretches I can do to loosen up my muscles can you please let me know. Thanks.
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  • Ok I am really tired of being disabled. I try to do things and I just get stiff and my legs get real shakey and my hands tremble. I havent had any bad spasms in a while thank god. But for instance Thanksgiving I went to my fathers. Only 2 miles down the road. He had a bed set up for me incase I needed to lay down and I did go lay down for short periods throughout theday. But I did spend most the day outside sitting on the porch or walkinog on the patio socializing. I was there atotal of about 6 hours. When I got home I could barely move and the next day I l couldnt even take my dog out because it was so stiff I could feel that weird tightening pressure in my back like it was fixing to spasm.

    Another example. 2 weeks ago I went to my mothers. 2 hours away. The car ride was ok. I have a luxury cadillac so smooth ride and comfy seats. I was ok that night. Just a little stiff by that night which I figured was from the car ride and when I arrived at my moms we spent about 3 hours chatting on the porch while my dog played outside. Well I went to bed and slept ok. Got up about 10 am and was actualy feeling ok. So we let the dogs play about an hour and then we got dressed to go into town for lunch. We arrived at the restaurant and we were seated and I told my mother and husband that the seat was uncomfortable and had no support (should have got a booth) well I made it through lunch and my mother wanted to take us to a new shopping strip. I walked in the store using a buggy for support and I didnt last 10 minutes. I had to rush to the car and get back to the house and lay down and take pain meds. I went home that night and it took me 2 days just to get back to being able to do things on my own.

    I am so tired of being secluded. Can anyone help me. Do you think I should try just using a wheel chair when I want to go to a store or a mall. If so any advice on ho2 to make the chair the most comfortable and supportive. Please I just want to have a life.

    And does anyone understand the pain I have. Like how if I walk sit or stand too long it gets tight and weird feeling like its fixing to lock up and spaz or pinch that nerve.. please please help.
  • KelvooKKelvoo Posts: 1
    edited 02/07/2015 - 11:00 PM
    i understand pain and if i wasn't afraid to die i probably would have killed myself by now. i'm losing my hope and faith. i need to make a drastic change, find a better climate than pa, take medicine or start smoking pot.... i fell 175 feet off a cliff when i was 17 and crushed t4 through 6 and part of my lumbar. i had an anterior posterior spinal fusion with rod placement and part of my rib used as well as cadaver bone to rebuild my spine. i had my rods taken out 15 years later. i'm 35 now and everything i do is based on how i feel. i've lost friendships, i've become selfish and like a recluse. the doctors and insurance are a so frustrating. i throw up on every med and then they give you two more meds to help the side affects of the other ones... i just want someone to fix me. i know what everyone says that i'm lucky to be alive after falling that far... no one survives that, but trust me there are days i selfishly wish i hadn't. and i know i could be paralyzed or so many things worse and i feel guilty but at the same time even though you'd never know to look at me or to meet me, i'm in agony. i stumbled upon this site googling for the best places to live for chronic back pain. i'd appreciate any advice on location, anyone with thoracic specialist experience or just thoughts in general. i'm a property manager and i work really hard even though i could be on disability; i like to work, and i want to like my life again but i'm forgetting how to.

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