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Spondylolisthesis and 2 surgeries later... 7 years of pain

Mar 06, 2018 3:30 AM

Hey every one,
So i have spondylo etc etc, degenerated disc l5/s1. Been operated twice, lumbar fusion and bone graft in 2011/2012. Anywho. Didnt work to ease the pain. I'm managing with as few painkillers as i can (1 tramadol a day), but obviously started a kind of addiction. Doing sports, exercising etc etc. Tried every thing from massages to acupuncture.
I cant bear doing my back exercises anymore. I gave them up a few months ago and now feeling very guilty because the pain has increased a lot. And travelled down to the coccyx and up to the neck.
I feel very low, guilty and angry. And of course helpless. I'm only 34 and everyday is a struggle. In need of positive energy...

Mar 14, 2018 5:00 AM

Margot37, I am sorry this has been so hard for you. I haven’t any answers either...I was told “find a happy place” right! I am all out of happy places!

Anklyo spondylotitis fuses spine which is bad and yet docs fuse spine to help?
I don’t get it...
If pain pills help, so what if they say you’re dependent?
At least you’re getting relief...If pot helps great!
If sucking a lemon is what helps..go for it!
I don’t get the negativity to what makes you feel better or why we buy into negative ideas...I have had enough dealing and trying to live with this...after your 2 surgeries I can see why you are!

I hope you don’t mind me asking:
What happened that you needed 2 surgeries?
Was that your last reaort?
“gentle hugs”

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