Hi. my name is shelby, I'm 23, I broke my back in 2012. I had minimal fractures on my t8, 9, and 10 and a burst fracture on my L1 that required a spinal fusion. Afterward I started having tingling, pain, numbness, feelings of hot and cold, you name it, in my left leg sometimes extending down to my foot. I fell today. I don't know what exactly happened, my leg just gave out and I fell. It's humiliating. And embarrassing. My boyfriend is out of town, my mom was busy, I don't really have friends anymore. I can't go do anything. I'm no fun. So im all by myself and im in so much pain. I'm 23. This is supposed to be such a fun time and instead I'm juggling a therapist and physical therapist and medication and about to start pain management. I just don't feel like a real person. And I don't have anyone to talk to. And I don't know what to do anymore. I hurt all the time. I can't really concentrate. I tried going back to work multiple times and it didn't work. I'm waiting to be approved for disability. I don't want to do this for the rest of my life. I feel like I'm not even myself. I guess I just want someone to talk to who understands? My mom's words of wisdom tend to be get over it. Or don't think about it. But I can't help but think about it. I hurt every second of every day.