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Battling Back Pain
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.

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.


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!


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