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Do you find that as you have more pain the type of knitting you can do changes to become simpler? Does the heat affect you? And what you knit?

#Fibromyalgia #Osteoarthritis #ChronicPain #Hypoxia #Scoliosis #hernia #BackPain #stenosis #PulmonaryHypertension

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Feeling low

I had cervical spine surgery in late December. It helped tremendously with the pain I was having in regards to the neck and pinched nerves and herniated disc. I was diagnosed with Fibro and chronic fatigue a few years ago. Even though I feel better, I still don't feel good. I feel like people around me expect me to be at 100%. Sometimes I think this must all be in my head. I wake up feeling like I've been hit by a truck. I never feel rested. I guess I hoped I'd feel 100% better in all aspects. I still wake up and need the pain meds. I'm still exhausted before I even start the day. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for what relief I did get. I guess I need to come to terms with my life as it is. #Fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #DiscDegeneration #stenosis #Arthritis #TemporomandibularJointDisorders #Depression #Anxiety


Oh, I'm too lazy to walk? Funny, I wish I COULD walk

#ChronicPain #sciatica #DegenerativeDiscDisease #Scoliosis #PinchedNerve #herniateddiscs #stenosis #Arthritis #BackPain #ChronicPain

A car accident pushed out 4 of my discs in my lower back. I have to live with the chronic pain, the pinched nerves, the fact that it's inoperable, and also - my "funny walk" due to the fact that the pinched nerves are too close to my spinal cord.
I managed to get off the opioids in spite of the pain, and I am now living a life that's completely different from what I had before. No more teaching, no more horseriding, no more long walks in the sun with my loved ones.
I am walking with a cane, crutches or sit in my wheelchair, depending on the day and the activities I am planning.
Today, I tested out my new mobility scooter, feeling blessed that it will give me a sense of freedom, and the possibility of enjoying a day out with my family without too much of a hassle.
I was shocked however, by the negative attitude of people in general! I have been told that "I'm too lazy to walk" and "I should get my fat arse moving".
Excuse me, but 1.) I wish I could 2.) it's none of your business why I'm sitting on a mobility scooter to start with!
Yes, I'm still young, looking "good" and spending time on myself to make myself look presentable, and feel confident. I do not need any negativity for being who I am - unfortunately disabled.

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Spine Pain?

Chronic spine pain? What is your latest "go-to" item that helps you feel better?
Lotions, creams, heat, ice, meds, massage, gadget - name your current #1 below.
#ChronicPain  #spine #RareDisease  #degeneration   #stenosis   #Nerves   #muscles  #patients   #Parents  #Kids  #adults   #ache   #stiff  #shock  #zap   #spasms   #vertebrae #Spinefusion #congenitalfusion