I cannot believe it is nearly 1 year (22nd) that I joined this board, and I felt I was just losing it......... I was in pain 24/7. Waiting for my fusion on the 31st of May. I joined to keep my husband quiet, as he kept on about going to pain support groups or talk to someone, at this stage I was on the floor and said "like yeah, can I lye down as I talk to them, I cant sit not to mind talk about it to someone for an hour session", but he meant someone to do a house call !!! right !, that doesnt happen here. Then he said there has to be some forum on back pain.
What I am saying here is this board has been a God send, I see, I am not alone, others out there are suffering too, some more than others, we laugh, and often I have cried when typing a post, had a few giggles when I miss understood or didnt know, (re: the post about the birds that I thought were neighbours !!!). Got some good advice, help, that got me up of my rear end and visit a pain management specialist that has thankfully put me on the right track.
Yes there are days that I say I can't continue like this, there are days when I say why me, and that is when I look for your support which is always there,
Little did I think 12 months later I would still be in pain, but these are the cards I have been dealt with so life is for living, and I just have to make the most of what I can do, and yes with pain you do see enjoyment out of little things.
So I would like to finish by saying a big thank you (Go Raibh Mile maith agait)
to everyone on the board, without each other life would be a hell of a lot harder. I am glad my husband told me I needed to talk/type to someone.
Happy Birthday Round1...I'm glad your husband talked you into it as well. I have to say that I agree with your sentiments about this place and was commenting to my husband today, what a terrific place this is. I too, sometimes cry when I write or read some posts. And I laugh a lot too. The bird story had me to the point of almost wetting myself. I laughed so hard that I cried, so that one was a "twofer". (No, not a bird.....American slang for two for the price of one)
I'm so glad I met you all. My husband will routinely ask how each of you is doing. With you Round1, he will ask "How is your little Irish friend?" I don't think I mentioned to him that you are taller than he is. This place really has been a constant source of support for me as well.
Take care and I'll lift a pint to you! (Ice water) Happy 1st Birthday!
You have been such a help and inspiration for me. And your experience with the brain tumor brought me loads of relief, just knowing it will be OK. Between your experience and cmpgirl's dad's experience, I've been really comforted.
Please stick around for awhile too. You are so needed here, and I hope we can all meet your needs too.
we love to have you hear too!
You are so right about mental power of this board; how important to be sourraunded by understanding people, by people who go through same thing and they are here for you when you need them.
Sad that we come here to talk about health issues, but this is life and things happen to people. We still manage to have some fun here, aren't we?
Take care and I hope you are doing better...
Round 1, It sounds kind of selfish to say I'm glad you are here too. I wish none of us were here on this board. I wish I was on a plane traveling to Ireland, a place I've always dreamed of visiting. Or Germany or many of those far off lands. But reality sets in and I know it is impossible for me to travel anywhere. I drove 1hr. 15 minutes yesterday to visit my 83 year young mother. I am so paying for it today! It is nice to have all you guys to "talk" to. Nobody else knows what we go through.