Glad to have found this place! Hope I am posting correctly. Long story short...in car crash over 2 yrs ago. Neck and back pain since, occipital neuralgia with debilitating migraines...a bit improved since cervical rhizotomy past November. Have to get fusions on neck and lumbar spine due to herniated discs and nerve impingement. I hurt.
No one understands. My husband tries, I shut him out. I am a therapist and without this as a profession, that I love and continue to fight everyday to go in and help my patients, I am not sure I would ever find strength to get up each day.
I have a 3 and 5 yr old. And the mommy guilt I endure is tremendous. Not being able to be the kind of mom I want to be...hurts worse than physical pain if this was even possible.
I have found solace in poetry, meditation, and just reaching out. But that's on my 'good' days. Sometimes I just shut down, isolate, & get so angry. Then hate myself for it :-(
Hoping to find others to connect with. As much as my family and "friends" (non-existent almost now) try to understand...they just cannot. And I am glad for this...as I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
Wow, that was depressing! I meant to simply introduce myself sorry.
Anyhow, glad to have found this place and hopefully find and provide support to others ♡