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Spinal Surgery Pain
tigermom23 posted:
Hi everyone,

I am a 39 year old divorced mom with two children. I have had to have 10 spinal surgeries in the last 10 years. Sometimes 2-3 a year...back to back. I also have SLE Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Restless legs, nerve pain, depression, and migraine headaches. I am on so much medicine for these symptoms...some don't seem to make a difference. I am currently disabled...but I am getting my Master's degree and hope to be able to work at least part time. The last time I worked for my internship...I had a flare up of my Lupus so bad that it busted veins in my eyes, caused migraines, swelled so bad that my pantyhose busted, and my blood pressure went very high. I have to drive 3 1/2 hours to see my specialists once a month. That is one way. I am so tired of hurting! I don't want to be a crippled old woman that can't be active with her children or future grandchildren. Sighs any recommendations?


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