Is it ok to start new threads here, or do you prefer ppl look for similar threads as build on those?
I did not look for threads containing my question, so forgive me if I should have done that first.
Very brief history... multiple spinal surgeries... L4-L5 360 fusion. Then years later, two levels above and one below completely collapsed. Not a lot they can do...
Had Boston scientific spinal column paddle stimulator implanted about 2 1/2 years ago. If course my trial was much better than my actual, go figure!
Continued pain led me to 8 rhizotomies on facet joints, and further rhizotomies and PRP injection in my now aching knees.
(Sorry, rather LONG "brief" history)
My family has been great... but I get really frustrated when they always ask how I'm feeling... I HATE to tell them the truth all the time, cuz the truth is, I'm almost ALWAYS in a lot of pain.. I can see it break their heart a little when I tell them this... but if I lie about how I feel, who does that really help?
What do you all do? How do you relay your hurt without hurting them?
Lately my knees are almost unbearable. Keep me up almost all night, even heavily medicated... how do you explain to them how tired you are, when you just woke up 3-4 hours ago....? Your tactics and thoughts?