I would suggest a sit down with your hubby to discuss finances to see if there is any possible way to look at another position...Having high stress will make our pain levels 'feel' even higher...if this is not just a busy time at work and more the norm...I personally would choose my health over higher income...I know the insurance is crucial so that is a non-negotiable..
Can your son get a pt job to help pay for college like a lot of kids do? How about
any type of public assistance for him..grants..scholarships?
Sometimes 'downsizing' our living space is well worth the trade off to have a lesser stress type job...
I know it's not possible for everyone...just some suggestions...and we are certainly here to vent away...I have my curl up and cry days too!!
Glad that you can go to PT....you can continue with all the exercises when your appts run out by doing them at home...just bring a notebook with you to take notes on all the things they will teach you there..And the 'big box' stores have cheap exercise balls and stretch bands that they have at the PT places for home as well...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
PM since 2006
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