I was diagnosed with ddd last year. i am on stage 3 out of four which means that if I cant manage this i will need surgury sooner than later. I am only 25 next month i will be 26 and I have been dealing with this pain since I was 14 gradually getting worse. I had good insurance and a good desk job but I recently lost my job. Since then I have felt so useless and everywhere I look for a job that I can physically do there is not many options. I was doing very well with physical therapy but due to my loss of job and no insurance I feel like everything is useless to me. My mother thinks I should get ssdi but I have not worked enough in my life to be able to survive on that. I am so scared i am never gonna get back on my feet. This is sooo hard for me to mentally deal with and even harder to understand the physical aspect of this desiese. I have applied for my state medical but because I am not pregnant they keep denying me for medical insurance. I have soo much medical debt right now I can not afford another hospital visit just for them to take a bunch of x-rays and then give me pain meds and send me home. So I guess my question is how do I go about getting the help I need mentally and physically to rebuild my life / confidence? I am so glad that I came across a site that has people with the same issues and I am hoping that you will all help me understand this and deal with this a bit better. My family is great and they try really hard to help me but because they are not in my shoes they dont understand that something as simple as folding laundry or doing the dishes can be a very painful task. Anyways thank you for reading my story and trying to help me. ... in advance lol.
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