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I had a T5 compression fracture in January, braced for 4.5 months, now I have varied levels of back pain radiating through shoulder blades to the chest wall, with left leg numbness with shooting pains from hip to toe for which I am prescribed MST.
I lie awake most nights until 2-3 am and lucky if I get 3-4 hours sleep intermittent after that.
I don't want to upset my wife as she has put up with this ailment for so long that now when she says how you feeling I simply respond with a stock response of "mild pain'" or "coping" when inside I'm struggle to stop myself saying the truth which is that 80% of the time I'm basically holding it together and that I think over read myself to tears most nights.
And hell when I get some pain relief she thinks I have OCD because I'm restless with the time
Anyone out there tackle this problem of wanted to be honest but protect your wife and children from repeating "I'm in agony"
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