I had no idea it would be like this
When I was told in June '02 I needed back surgery, I figured I'd have it done and never, ever, never have anymore back problems. I thought they'd go in and find all the damage, fix it all, and like waving a magic wand, I'd be fixed and never have to deal with anymore back problems. Instead, here I sit and not one, but three surgeries later I wonder if it will ever be done. I was told a few weeks ago I need a fourth procedure. I am in constant pain, hardly sleeping and just overall, miserable. I don't know who to trust. One doc says "you need this" while another says "don't you dare".
I've heard of rough patches in life but I always thought they lasted a few months at most...not years!
I know you all understand what I'm going through. Many of you have had numerous surgeries. To you I say, we will find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but please, I beg of you guys, can we hurry this along? I'm tired and really want a rest. I need the pot in my sights soon!