Report This| Share this:Battling Back PainHi Chris -<br /><br /><br />yes my back pain has stopped me from doing lots of things - <br /><br /><br />1) work - can no longer work<br /><br /><br />2) walk long distances/jog/stand in one place<br /><br /><br />3) work out - cant even do Tai Chi - physical therapy kills me<br /><br /><br />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<br /><br /><br />5) making big dinners/baking etc. have been cutting this down - will be making less than 1/4 of what I normally bake<br /><br /><br />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<br /><br /><br />7) laundry - cut my loads in half so I'm not doing large loads so I do small loads every other day<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://img.webmd.com/community/images/ooh.gif" align="top" border="0"> getting a good nights sleep - huh? what's that?!! LOL<br /><br /><br />9) going out to dinner (hard chairs/seats are horrible); going out with friends etc.<br /><br /><br />10) MOST IMPORTANT - BEING ABLE TO PICK UP MY GRANDKIDS AND PLAY WITH THEM!!!<br /><br /><br />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!!<br /><br /><br />Thanks Chris! Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Happy New Year!<br /><br /><br />Joy
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