Originally Posted by pebblebeach2
Thanks for the response. Over the years I have been thru 9 surgeries. 7 of them spinal related surgeries.
As to the spine I feel that I am at the end of the road, I think the neurologist that I am seeing has classified me as intractable pain which if I am correct there is really no treatment options left. Its basically medicate the person.
I am discouraged. I was out earlier and as I was leaving I left with a friend who saw I wasnt doing well. I said I am at the end of the road. Not much they can do for me. I feel I am getting worse in that each day is becoming more and more difficult to get thru. Getting out of bed is a major task. Standiing up from a seated position is also becoming more difficult
Last night I was out to dinner and I started getting teary. My partner asked me what was wrong and I started telling him something that wasn't truly the reason I was Sad. I am a single parent and through my divorce my home was sold. I am now in a situation where I have repartnered and we are looking to buy a home together. I find myself procrastinating and even sabotaging all our plans feeling sorry for myself because I am in pain myself most days and like you also have spinal issues and PN. I too felt very discouraged. Then I remembered someone said to me I use to cry over my shoes until I met a man who had no feet. Not to diminish anyones pain in anyway, but at least today we have both meds and therapies these days to help people like us. Think about having these problems just 100 years ago and how limited our options would be. Cheer up matey and remember you are not alone. I know this sounds very simplistic but make a list of 5 things you can do different, better, more, to improve your problem, and then practice them daily.
I will see what the hand grip does if it restores any function to the hand. The pool doing it I feel relieve, but out of the water is the issue. Too bad I wasn't born a fish so I could be in the water all the time. I haven't been functioning very well lately.
Not sure what tomorrow holds but I have faith and it keeps me going. More later.
Sorry my reply is In between your message. 2 paragraphs up. Aussie