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My Story Jun 5, 2013

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  • My Story

    My Story:

    I have suffered from chronic lower back pain for 10 years now. It all started when I was 25. In 2002 I had just stepped down from the step in my garage and felt a weird pain in my lower back. It was then uncomfortable to sit down in most positions. I went to the chiro for a month and he suggested since he was not helping to see a back surgeon. I saw the back surgeon and he showed me my MRI which showed herniated discs at L4/L5 with degenerative disc disease. He said he would like to get me a steroid injection and physical therapy to build up my strength. I agreed thinking that maybe I was weak from my last two pregnancies. Well the shot & pt helped and I ended up having my third child a couple of years later.

    Well then in 2006 it went "out" again. So another shot etc.... Then in 2007 it happened again where I had to go the ER because the pain was so intense, which followed another shot/pt .....Well this kept happening twice in 2008, once in 2009, 2010, and my last attack & shot in Sept. 2011.

    Now 20 lbs. heavier and depressed, I had a return of some pain last summer and I remembered watching the 20/20 interview years ago with John Stossel. So I searched it & watched it a couple of times, thinking this is me. So I was on fire, buying every TMS book I could get my hands on. I had HOPE! I started to feel great. Until October 2012 and another bout of back pain for a week. Ugh! Struggled through that pain and many small episodes since then.

    Well last week, May 30th, 2013 my back went "out" again of all places at my child's doctor appt. I made it through the appt. and barely made it home and to my bed. I am up now slowly walking, shifted all to my left because I am so tight in my right. I can't even stand straight. So I started reading again and said to myself this is TMS. It has to be. I am drained from all the pain. I start to feel depressed because it has taken over my life and the life of my family. I have 3 active boys and I am either left at home or on the sidelines. I have started the SEP and finally reaching out for support. My dear husband has been my rock but it will be nice to talk to others that truly understand what I am going through. So with the help of this community and God, I pray that I can overcome this battle and start to live my life again! Thanks for reading my story.
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    My Story:

    I have suffered from chronic lower back pain for 10 years now. It all started when I was 25. In 2002 I had just stepped down from the step in my garage and felt a weird pain in my lower back. It was then uncomfortable to sit down in most positions. I went to the chiro for a month and he suggested since he was not helping to see a back surgeon. I saw the back surgeon and he showed me my MRI which showed herniated discs at L4/L5 with degenerative disc disease. He said he would like to get me a steroid injection and physical therapy to build up my strength. I agreed thinking that maybe I was weak from my last two pregnancies. Well the shot & pt helped and I ended up having my third child a couple of years later.

    Well then in 2006 it went "out" again. So another shot etc.... Then in 2007 it happened again where I had to go the ER because the pain was so intense, which followed another shot/pt .....Well this kept happening twice in 2008, once in 2009, 2010, and my last attack & shot in Sept. 2011.

    Now 20 lbs. heavier and depressed, I had a return of some pain last summer and I remembered watching the 20/20 interview years ago with John Stossel. So I searched it & watched it a couple of times, thinking this is me. So I was on fire, buying every TMS book I could get my hands on. I had HOPE! I started to feel great. Until October 2012 and another bout of back pain for a week. Ugh! Struggled through that pain and many small episodes since then.

    Well last week, May 30th, 2013 my back went "out" again of all places at my child's doctor appt. I made it through the appt. and barely made it home and to my bed. I am up now slowly walking, shifted all to my left because I am so tight in my right. I can't even stand straight. So I started reading again and said to myself this is TMS. It has to be. I am drained from all the pain. I start to feel depressed because it has taken over my life and the life of my family. I have 3 active boys and I am either left at home or on the sidelines. I have started the SEP and finally reaching out for support. My dear husband has been my rock but it will be nice to talk to others that truly understand what I am going through. So with the help of this community and God, I pray that I can overcome this battle and start to live my life again! Thanks for reading my story.