last November (29) I bend over to clean up after my dog and hit the ground ... as I’m alone I crawl to my car, vomit in parking lot, manage to get myself to urgent care.
fastforward to drs and MRI later I have 2 bulging discs L4 and L5. I complete a year of PT, watching and limiting what I do, taking supplements and prednisone when needed and occasional muscle relaxers. I’d have good weeks then BAM completely out and down again... this went on about 4 times during the year. Last week I go in for new MRI (which shows a bulge and tear at L4 as well as a double herniation of L5/S1) and decide to do the epidural cortisone injection.
This was a few days ago and pain is still there but different - Which I’m hoping is a good sign.
This last year has just killed me. I went from running multiple days a week, doing yoga and being active with my 3 Dogs to this girl who can’t do anything for herself or anything in general. Constant discomfort, disturbed sleep patterns, and more. I’ve gaibed 10 lbs, all I want to do is eat And my mood has pretty much completely declined.
So frustrated. I want my life back. Anyone feel the same?
I am a retired pschotherapst and a recovering PTSD surivor. As I experience the aging experience I am also experiencing PTSD issues. I believe the aging process triggers PTSD symptoms . Vulnerbility is the culpret. We are somewhat physically impaired and become more dependent on other to meet our challanges that come with the aging process.
I have been feeling overwhelmed at work lately. I thought I was making strides since the beginning of the school year. The school leader asked if I would help create the yearbook. I agreed not wanting to look like I didn't want to contribute to the overall being part of the staff etc. I struggled to figure out the software and being movitvated to make time to work on the project. I also...