Welcome to the Chronic Pain family and I'm so glad you have joined us. I too came here in pain, totally different from yours, but down in the trenches pain just hurt and messes with our lives. Being able to talk
openly to others who have walked in our shoes is better than any shrink, IMHO.
I am so very sorry about
your accident but after reading through you post I have a great respect and admiration for you. There is no way I would have as great an attitude as you do. Still working and running your own company??? That's amazing in itself.
One thing we do allow in here is a bit of whining. But for some reason it seems to be self limiting. Once in a while I feel we all need a good cry, to be able to shout and bang our head against a tree or however we choose to vent the frustration and hurt.....as long as we're not hurting others of course. Since others here know your feelings the empathy is sincere. Somewhere in all of that our spirits seem to lift again and we're able to go on and enjoy our lives, such as they are.
I look forward to getting to know you and I'm sure you'll have a lot to share with others who are also suffering from back injuries. I have a collapsed disk at L5/S1 and it gives me pain down my legs. It's not the primary cause of my pain, that comes from fibromyalgia. But after reading your story I feel fortunate that I have many parts that still work as well as they do.
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