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Hi all fellow bank suffers, I'd ask how you all are but I know that question can be a crap one 😁 I've had back pain for 10 years on and off after nursing I injured my back.my daughter is nearly 5 the pregnancy was fine but the Labour was awful, back Labour with a degenerative disc wasn't fun after that my back kept "going" my husband urged me to go back to the doctors and get answers I had an MRI scan which showed my disc had herniated (L5-S1) at this time I feel pregnant with my son, the pain was horrific and by 5 months chronic...I had morphine which left me too sleepy to take care of my daughter so I was on tramadol (obviously I didn't want to be but I was in agony) I had a c section as I couldn't risk having another back Labour and going full term. My son was born healthy and happy thank god! Since then (he is 15 month) I've had 2 steroid injections the 1st worked the second didn't...the doctors and surgeon have basically said they can't do anything else as surgery doesn't work well for herniated discs and so I've been forwarded to the pain management. I've taken matters into my own hands and paid privately for IDD therapy (stretching the disc) I had great results in the 6 weeks Therapy but when I did too much it flares up. I've now finished the 6 weeks Therapy but as I still have lots of pain they are doing 2 more sessions as they think I've over done it...I just feel lost, I have chronic pain I can't stand for longer than minutes, walk more than 20 minutes and sit longer than 10...I have to sleep on my front but wake up stiff and in pain. I'm on gabapentin but I don't think it's doing much so I might see if I can go back on tramadol...my husband is amazing he helps so much but he's a chef and works 4 14 hour days but has 3 days off...I just feel so depressed and frustrated I can't lift my 15 month old like I'd like too, I have to sit to push my daughter on the swing and waiting for the bus or walking kills me...I just want to talk to other people that understand me...chronic pain is truly soul destroying but you have to carry in and pretend your ok when really your falling apart! Any advice would be so great...I hope your pain wasn't too much today and your feeling as positive as you can being in pain.
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