Your not alone Milly and your not abnormal, chronic pain is terrible and it can take a toll on a person! I have problems all through my back, I have had three surgeries on my cervical spine in my neck, I have many bad thoracic disk and one that ist herniated and torn at T12, they will not do surgery on it ,(they say surgery on thoracic disk is much to dangerous and they will only do it, if paralysis is involved) that one ended my nursing career and put me on disablility, and in the hands of a spinal pain management doctor. I also have lower back pain and I see a neurosurgeon the 19th of this month, to see about having surgery at L-3-4 area. My surgeon here at home thinks I need it, but I don't want to have it done here, it is no fun having back surgery when your alone so I am seeing a surgeon down in Kentucky so I can be near my sister and her family. .
The reason I am telling this, is to let you know you are not alone, or abnormal, or anything, and me like everyone else here, know what your going through and can and do understand! As I said in your other thread, you are not alone when your here on this forum!
Good luck to you Milly
Post Edited (White Beard) : 6/14/2012 9:01:39 AM (GMT-6)