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Never knew pain like this...

Posted 04-10-2014 at 02:46 PM by k742
Updated 05-23-2014 at 07:32 PM by k742

I never knew pain like this existed. I mean, I know people suffer from pain, but this is new for me.

The first time I experienced this type of pain was…gosh…over 6 or 7 years ago. I was having horrible sharp stabbing pains in my lower right abdomen all the way down through my inner thigh. It would start as a dull ache, then progress into the stabby pain. It would make me nauseated and I’d eventually throw up a couple times. We were on our way to photograph a high school senior when...
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The Surgery

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:37 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

It has been a bit since my last post. I have had a rough couple of days and I am trying not to write this from a place with overwhelming pain. I am trying to stay positive in this space, while still addressing the negative and when I am bad, I tend to see through black coloured glasses rather than rose. On to this post…

This post will bring me up to actually getting my spine fused, exactly one year and one week from my injury…

After making the decision to go for surgery,...
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The Beginning... Continued

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:34 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

This post is going to focus on my steady decline after the most hellish night I have ever had. Read on…

Some night at the beginning of June I woke up drenched with sweat and shaking violently. I had an unavoidable need to vomit, but it hurt my head to just open my eyes. At this time, I had no idea what was wrong with me, but I felt more horrible than I ever had. It wasn’t just the nausea, my body ached, my head ached and my back pain was excruciating. Soon, I realized I hadn’t taken...
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The Beginning of the Story... Or Physio

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:31 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

Hi again! This blog is going to try to chronicle the extremely turbulent time that followed my diagnosis. By this time, I had tons of questions and, if I am completely honest, I didn’t really understand what exactly was wrong with me those first few months. I started physio mid-March and slowly and painfully I learned the physiological and kinesthetic reasons for my pain.

I am going to try to go back about thirteen months to the beginning of my first ’recovery’, but first I thought...
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The Back Story

Posted 04-30-2011 at 09:26 AM by ssofalvi (Finding Passion For Life: My Back Surgery Recovery Blog)

Welcome to my Blog! Hopefully you enjoy your time here, it is definitely my goal to make my blog inspiring, rather than depressing, so I can start thinking about my life in inspiring, rather than depressing, terms. It may be an old and un-flashy method of growing, but I still think that I need to change my thoughts and perspective before I can change my life or lifestyle. Enough of that for now, I would like to introduce you to the last couple of years of my life and in turn parts of me.
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