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    My husband and I are flying to see family at the end of this month. In a concise nutshell, L4 & L5 advanced spinal stenosis, herniated disc(s), osteoarthritis in both knees. Steroid shots in back went well. Tried steroid shots (Dec '99 and June '22). Both steroid & gel shots relieved nothing. Taking Gabapentin and prescribed lidocaine patches. Seeing pain management in just over a week. Hoping, praying, and not sure what to expect.....
    I know I will require a wheelchair during flight transfers and layover. Can anyone recommend travel tips? I'm presently using a cane daily and am severely limited in mobility.
    #SpinalStenosis #TravelTips

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    Working again

    <p>Working again</p>
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    Just another new introspective piece

    <p>Just another new introspective piece</p>
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    Back to painting

    <p>Back to painting</p>
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    It's a bad day for my body.

    <p>It's a bad day for my body.</p>
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    Pain Management

    I am 53 and have suffered with fibromyalgia and neck pain. I had an MRI that showed spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. The pain in my neck has been there for over 17 years. I have gone to chiropractors, physical therapy, pain medication, tried dry needling. It is to the point that I need more long lasting relief.
    I went to pain management. I was given muscle relaxers and a referral to have spinal ablation. I have had 3 medial blocks to pin point the nerves causing the pain. Today I was finally able to schedule the ablation. My question is, has anyone had this procedure? Was it successful and for how long did the pain relief lasted?
    #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Osteoarthritis

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    Only the Lonely

    I’m not new to mighty but new to posting. I don’t usually share my thoughts but I felt differently today for some reason. I’ve been struggling with depression and anxiety my entire life and for the past 5 years fibromyalgia and for the past 3 years I have been dealing with spinal stenosis, lower back issues and neuropathy in my feet. It gets harder each day to walk and stand. I have been going to several doctors and it takes forever to get in and I feel like I am really not being heard. Because I do not believe I am on the right treatment. I am still working full time
    I don’t know how… because of the need for health insurance and money to live obviously and pay bills. My boyfriend of 10 years has seen me go through this process and while on one hand he can be supporting he can also be very un supporting
    Especially when it comes to money and things like groceries. We keep everything separate financially and while he is in a much better place financially than me I pay for all the groceries plus half the rent and whenever we go out to eat I pay. He makes 13.00 an hour more than me
    I am living on credit cards right now to get buy because I don’t make enough money
    I currently feel like a roommate more than his other half. He walks around like everything is normal. But it’s not !!
    Am I the only one going through this? #Anxiety #ChronicDepression #RheumatoidArthritis #SpinalStenosis

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    My first bird painting

    <p>My first bird painting</p>
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    So much stuff!!!

    I have been having a really hard time and it’s been a reallly long year for my family.
    About me I have Fibro, RA, IC/BPS, sciatica AS, DDD, SpinalFusion spinalstenosis etc..

    I have my oldest brother who had a stroke this year. We have always spoken and never had and any issues ( unlike my other siblings that’s another post).

    When I was younger my brother more than once sexually assaulted me.
    I don’t know if it actually considered that
    I was sexually assaulted by my father when I was a child and raped at 15 by an older man.

    My brother who is 20 years older than me tried to kiss me on more than one occasion this was when I was in elementary school. He I found out a few years ago was also along with my brothers and my sister were sexually assaulted by my father as well.

    So the situation is idkw but after he had his stroke I just couldn’t speak to him.
    I did only speak to him because of my mother. I did tell my mother when I was younger and I can only say she made excuses for him and begged me not to not talk to him.

    I love my mother very much and we have a very good relationship except for this issue. So I haven’t spoken to him since his stroke and I feel extremely guilty for it.
    He has been trying to get in contact with me but I have thwarted contact.

    My husband knows and of course he says I should not feel guilty and doesn’t understand why I had been talking to him all these years.
    I don’t know if I should say something to my mom who is 85. I don’t think it would do anything but upset her or cause and arguement. Or bother saying anything to my brother. Which idkw I feel bad saying anything which doesn’t make sense.
    I know I should have gone to therapy years ago but does anyone have any suggestions how I should proceed in the interim ?

    #SexualAbuseSurvivors #SexualAssault #SexualAbuse #SexualAssaultSurvivors #ChildhoodSexualAbuse #SexualTrauma #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #RheumatoidArthritis #Fibromyalgia #Fibro #InterstitialCystitis #sciatica #DDD #AnkylosingSpondylitis #painfulbladdersyndrome #LymeDisease #ChronicIlless #ChronicLymeDisease #LymeWarrior #Spoonie #PituitaryTumors #PituitaryTumor #SpinalFusion #gastric sleeve surgery #Anxiety #CPTSD #PTSD #PTSD

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    Art cards

    <p>Art cards</p>
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