I recently found out that I have a lumbar fracture, which has put my life on hold. I did gymnastics for eight years, ran cross country and track, and I played basketball. Basically my back has not been taken care of, but the pain made it hard to go to school and graduation.
I've struggled with mental illness a lot and I can say that this definitely isn't helping. I hate feeling useless because my back isn't strong enough to cut vegetables or help someone carry groceries. I'm about to start college and go on vacation, and hearing I'm limited is not what I wanted to hear. Also, having people stare at you because you have to walk slow because your legs are having spasms is mentally degrading. I've become bored and I've started isolating myself, so I am curious how all of you cope with not being able to workout or do simple tasks? What helps with stress, because my go to was working out or cooking? In addition, what activities have you found that help with the boredom?