Hello, and welcome to the cp forum, I am nini53/kathy. You have entered world that none of us want to be in. And although applaud your decision to not take the narcotic pain meds available to you, you might want to re think this as they are a great tool in keeping the pain to a somewhat reasonable level.
You will find as you move thru this time in your life, that although you may not be able to do the things you would like to do, there are other ways and others things in life you can learn to adjust your life to. This is not easy, and believe no one on this forum wants to be here, but here we are and we have lives, children, spouses and life does go on. I do recommend you see a pain management doctor, and make sure they have a good reputation. There are also injections that are available and you might want to look into this.
I am sorry, you are so young to have this come into your life. Know this, there are others on this forum, not yet out of there teens. I know its hard, but sometimes you do have to look at what you have versus what you dont have. I know, no one wants to here that, I didnt, but please try not to let yourself sink into a deep depression, then thats one more problem you will have.
Take care, and good luck, hope you are feeling well today.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson