Hi..I’m so glad to have found this app. It’s unfortunate to know you guys are suffering too..but I am glad there are others to talk to. My name is Megan, I’m 54 and moved to Australia 2 years ago from New Zealand to get more help for my Chronic Pain. I attended 2 great Pain Progs here for a year to learn how to manage it better. Great courses..really great..but then you’re out on your own again. I will share what I have learnt where I can. Having a crap day today..day 3 of a full on flare up...hopefully Mr Pain (as I call it), will stop this visit soon! Icing my spine all day has provided some relief. I know this is temporary and I just have to ride this episode out. :)
PS I had lower back surgery 5 years ago..3 months into recovery I got back in the sea for my first free dive..and slammed into the bottom of the boat on way up..crushed a vertebrae in my neck..which was taken out and replaced with my hip bone (‘my neck bone is connected to my...hip bone Haha), fused on 2 levels. 3 mm off tetraplegia so was lucky. Patched up, but boy oh boy, the pain remains!