52 year old divorced female with 17 year old son. Took off 6 months in 2006 and did the whole route - neurosurgeon.MRIs, epiderals, and went back to work when no one could help. Couldn't take meds and work so worked as much as possible then home to scream until meds took effect. Finally realized I couldn't do it so been off since April 2008 and applying for SSD and long term. Have been through to whole routine again and after surgery for a growth on the spine (just junk from the herniation bulges, pain is worse. So tired of the pain - nothing really helps. looking for something make me feel worthwhile instead of worthless. Trying crafts but just not making up for a productive career I enjoyed, found challenging and was good at. at the end of my rope and trying this as a last resort
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