About Me: Female, 57, State College, PA, member since Nov 2012
I am a 48 year old woman who has six full grown kids, and I went through hell raising them. I was always in pain for one reason or another. But my pain has gotten worse over the last few years and I spend most of my time at home alone. I get migraines at least twice a w
[More]eek, my back and neck fusion cause me pain alot. Even though I am on pain management medicine. Now my doctor says my whole neck needs done because of all the problems I'm having with my arms and my balance is off. I feel like I could use someone to talk to about this who understands and knows what I'm going through. I've blocked myself off so much I have no friends left.
"I looked into it but because of my degenerative disc disease, it's not an option for me. My disease is so progressed that my discs are literally falling to pieces and need held together with pieces of metal and screws. But thank you for ..."
"I am very upset over all this, I don't know if the shots are going to work and if they don't it means I need to have my total neck fused. Is there any other way to get around the neck fusion? I am so afraid, the doctor told me I would no..."
You deserve a big bear hug!
Welcome Samantha, I read your "about me" and we sound a lot alike. I am 46 yr old with a cervical Fusion, lumbar laminectomy/discetomey, chronic pain, migraines, etc. You name it. I had a promising career as a CPS III with the State of AZ, foster parent, CASA, Adoptive Parent, and Proud bio parent and grandparent.
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