I am just looking for support from other young women experiencing chronic pain. I am 24 years old and I have severe spinal instability problems. I had 2 back surgeries in less than a year, and I'm now undergoing SI joint stabilization injections. I am also a full-time doctorate of physical therapy student. I am in my last year (of 3) and had my surgeries during my program. I have never taken a break, I have always persevered and kept working hard, despite all of my pain and limitations. I feel an EXCESSIVE lack of support from people my age. My doctors have mentioned that they have other patients my age with similar problems. However, I fit into a category of women 20-30 y/o because of my instability problems... but because of my two surgeries I also fit into a category of women who are 50+. I feel like my friends and family can't relate to me, because none of them have been through what I have. I just want to feel a bit of normalcy. I am finally on the road to recovery, although I don't think I will ever regain what felt like 100% normalcy. Any support would be much appreciated! :)
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