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

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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