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    Battling Back Pain
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
    What is your back pain stopping you from doing?

    Are there things you would do if you didn't always have to battle your back pain?
    Chrissy~ WebMD Staff

    Confucius Say;
    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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    bj1208 responded:
    Hi Chris -


    yes my back pain has stopped me from doing lots of things -


    1) work - can no longer work


    2) walk long distances/jog/stand in one place


    3) work out - cant even do Tai Chi - physical therapy kills me


    4) shopping - grocery shopping has to be short list or I have to get electric cart - clothes shopping I have to know exactly what I need to get in and out of store


    5) making big dinners/baking etc. have been cutting this down - will be making less than 1/4 of what I normally bake


    6) cleaning house - I have OCD and have learned to re-think how I do things - I don't let it dictate me like it use to


    7) laundry - cut my loads in half so I'm not doing large loads so I do small loads every other day


    getting a good nights sleep - huh? what's that?!! LOL


    9) going out to dinner (hard chairs/seats are horrible); going out with friends etc.


    10) MOST IMPORTANT - BEING ABLE TO PICK UP MY GRANDKIDS AND PLAY WITH THEM!!!


    yes I would be to do all these and more if I didn't have to rely on pain pills just to make thru a day/night. So much more I could do if I didn't have to battle pain every day!!


    Thanks Chris! Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Happy New Year!


    Joy


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