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I have Spondylolisthesis. Never free of pain.
Pain began in 1991, after a fall down stairs. Misdiagnosed as result of fall. Six years later, diagniosed as arthritis. Seven years taking anti-inflammatory drugs with no relief from pain. Finally sent for further diagnostics......Showed spondylolisthesis. Offered - well, no, TOLD that only hope of relief would be to undergo spinal fusion surgery. Refused that option. Too many risks of complications.
I'm in pain constantly. Up to the highest level of analgaesia my GP can prescribe. Doesn't help much. In pain constantly and limited mobility is result.
My son died just over two years ago. I'm not able to get to his grave on my own - because it's too far away for me to walk.
Now I'm told that I have an occluded artery in my heart. Not treatable. It might kill me one day. I'll never know when it might happen.
Life is uncertain. Nothing goes as one expects it to progress. My life has become nought but pain. I can't change what has happend. I have no alternative but live best I can with the hand I've been dealt.
AND I HATE IT!
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