I see a bunch of new people since I last signed in, asking questions (yay for seeking support!)
Unless you are lucky, it will be difficult to find a good doctor who accepts you, sadly. But we are here for you.
My tale of woe is 22 years old at this point. To get here was a rocky trip. Many doctors didn’t understand what I was dealing with. I even had the tough-love doctor who tried to cure my psychologicial troubles by telling me to get up and stop moping. But, of course, the underlying problem was not psychological. Some times I wouldn’t want to continue being a burden on my family. But, my family, thankfully, were vehement in letting me know I was no burden, despite my being incapable of most simple daily things. Finally, I stopped listening to doctors and just accepted I am impaired. I fought this notion forever. The idea was anathema. But, there’s what one wants and there’s what is. So, I soldiered on. It was then, in my peace, that a doctor took note that despite my mood change for the better I still had no energy. And he believed, and is now a huge supporter.
But, that’s besides the point. I had accepted that I could not do what I wanted most, and I was finally found some peace within.
It is not perfect. I still have plenty of bad days, but I can feel those and remind myself of what I do have, and return to being ok.
I miss all my friends so much, more than words ever can say.I keep everyone always in my daily Prayers.I love you all!Sadly I still go through some hard and difficult times..My husband is still in Recovery..he had Spinal Surgery about 8 months...End of March I lost my Dad :( it has been really hard for me.About 3 months ago my brother in law suffered a devastating Stroke :(His entire right...
I am 69 years old and have known about my scoliosis for over 20 years. Recently I started feeling pain in my lower back and have a very painful time getting up from a seated position. Am I too old for surgery? What do you use for the pain? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.