Re: DIAGNOSIS: Ligament Rupture--Help
How did your fusion work out?
My pain is "tolerable" but the back pain hit me at 39 and I don't want to drag through a "tolerable" existence for the next ____ years I have left on this planet. Haven't had a fun, enjoyable, pain-free day in 18 months and doubt I'll ever have one again. BUT...my pain isn't nerve-related and I can DRAG myself through each day only because I have a family to live for and support.
I'm reminded of the old Rolling STones tune, which rings true for those of us caught in never-ending back pain: "What a drag it is getting old." Now I understand more fully the Catholic concept of purgatory!