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I'm posting on behalf of my partner, he's 30 years old from the UK and around 5-6 years ago he slipped a disc after sneezing. I should probably mention that he is 6 foot 8, if that makes a difference with spinal injuries I'm not sure. But after he slipped his disc he developed very severe sciatica for about a year and a bit until it eased off and he thought it was fine.
About 6 months after we started a relationship it flared up again and for the past 2 years it's been nearly non stop. We've seen numerous doctors about it but it never seems to get taken very seriously. He's currently been waiting 4 months for an MRI scan to follow up on his one from 2011 but the emotional side to the sciatica is proving too much for us to handle.
He's had to quit work, I only work two nights a week in a local restaurant and we both live with his parents. He's becoming very withdrawn and it seems like he's given up. He has no hope or faith in getting better and he genuinely feels as if we're never going to have a normal life. "How can we look after a baby if I can't even look after myself" he said to me the other day.
We're getting to the stage in our relationship where we want to settle down, get our own house and have children but as he said. Is it possible?
I guess I'm just really looking for a little advice and perhaps some assurance that we could have that life from people who have lived it themselves? Also, i really want to make sure that I'm doing as much as I possibly can for him and some advice on what did you want mostfrom your partner while you where suffering from sciatica?
Thank you in advance.
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