A Shattered Tailbone at 8yrs. old, started my Back Pain. When my Parents divorced when I was 10, we packed what ever we had & 'ran for our lifes' from Chicago to Calif. My Dad was very Abusive to all of us, Mom always worked, it was the Beauty School she opened with a partner that bought her the new house. My Dad harressed us, even starting the upper floor of our house on fire, I was home sick & hidding in the basement we were told to hide when he came around, trying to get in.
We took what ever he didn't get packed our new Corvair & 'ran for our lifes' to Ca., still Mom liked to move. We moved for 3 day with only a few hrs. of sleep, cleaning both Apts, unpacking to take the boxes back to fill up again. I'm sure that didn't help my back problems any, since I was older Mom expected more out of me, even on days when my back wouldn't alow me to walk & I had to crawl around. I had a stepstool to get up on the counters to do not only my chores, but my Sisters, if her's wern't done I was the one who got in trouble. So I don't remember what it's like not to have pain 24/7 over 37-38yrs.
Yes I finally found a Dr. to work with me, still what Meds he gives me only takes the edge off my pain...Better then nothing. About 18 mons. ago my slipper got caught in the door jam from the garage to the house & I shaddered my L-kneecap, had 2 operations, still it didn't heal well. My lawn has a slope to it, so with a cast up to my hind-end, I still tryed to take some trash out & fell again, breaking the bone in my upper R-arm & messing up my shoulder for the 4th time.My back has disc going every wich way, some are 'just gone' allowing the verabrays to rub together, bone on bone. I have 'Kyposis' & was told the big 'P' I have in my upper back will grown back onto my main spine in 2 to 4 yrs. I had 'Ostepoporosis' & 'Arthris', there's more, but isn't that enough?
So you don't take any meds? I do & couldn't even stay in bed without 'SOMETHING',I can only sleep a few hrs. before the pain wakes me up every few hrs. I have to get up & try to calm the pain down so I can get try for a few more hrs. of sleep.
Still my Mom, Sister & Husband still expect me to 'Do it All', Mom & especially my Sister are the worse about the meds I take, my Sister hurt her back doing stupid things when she was younger. She Tells all her friends & our Realtives that I take hunderd of pills a day, she has even started telling them I'v started on 'Street Meds', but she's the one who drinks wine day & night. She also spent 8 days in the Hospitial cause her Liver shut down,even in front of a Chiropractor she has gone too over 25yrs, her Husband said, 'At least she isn't Addicted to pills'. You would think the Chiropracter whould know better, guess drinking 2 & 3 of the boxes of wine is better then taking meds, I get my Liver tested every 6 mons. & it always comes out O.K. One thing I do is take my meds as late as I can at night, it seems to help with me getting up every few hrs. or finally giving up & just staying up at 2-3 in the morning.
I do try to stay active, but my knee didn't heal right, then a Homeless man pushed onto a car, cause I showed him a piece of papper with every call he 'Harressed' us with, calling many days every 15-20mins. That broke my wrist, so I have a plate & screws in my R-wrist, some days my knee & wrist hurt more then my back. What did the cops do? They sited with him, but they were the ones who told me 'Your an Adult' you take care of it' or tto just ignor all the calls. For 10yrs. we were 'voted' to be the safest town, so I don't know what happened to our police? Everyone is complaing about how bad they are, ther's been more problems with this guy, it seems that he 'runs' our town, I don't understand it. He also keeps going in my mailbox.
Is there another Dr. you can see about your pain, even with the meds I take all they do is take the edge off. I live in So.Calif, so we get colder every winter, we even have had a few 'Gloamie(?) rainie days', I was in so much pain, I'm dreading when our 'real' winter comes. My Husband said to me last wk. 'It looks like your getting around better, your doing more', ya I am cause all you & my 'Adult' kids do is Hold the couch down. Who else is going to clean-up? Even if I'm doing it in 'Screaming pain' it has to be done & not just sweeping floors, I fix the car, washer, put a new faucet in, it just is taking me longer then it usta.
Is that enough 'Babble' for you, if your looking to be free from pain, once you hurt your back you'll never be 'Pain Free' again, not many are. I'v taken up too much of your time already, sorry sometimes I just keep on going. WOW! am I going to pay for tihs tomorrow. I'm going to try to get a few more hrs. of sleep. I wanted to post a question to everyone who had 'Fibro', now I'm too tired. Good Luck 'Kae', try to go to the library & find some books on pain, the Dr's never seem to agree on whats wrong with you, I just started reading every book I could & talking to everyone who was also in pain, to learn what they did about it. Post again on how your doing, I won't write you a 'Book' next time, O.K.? Hugs & Good night, Pegi