About Me: Female, 41, Boca Raton, FL, member since Jun 2010
I am a 36yr old married with two kids. I use to be very much into working out about six to seven times a week. Aside of working out, I would run seven miles every weekday and ten miles on the weekend. Running for me was not about how many miles in minutes I could do, it
[More] was about how far can I get. It was the best natural high and not matter how tired I was, I loved every minute of it. Once I had my second child, I started having neuropathic pain and later found out that I also had a herinated disc. I went through surgery and everything went down hill from there. I never got better, my active life was over, I can barely walk at times, let alone run.
One day I was just trying to find people with same problems and I came across this site. I love it, it is great support and the group of people you meet here are just as understanding as you would be to someone who's fighting the same battles you are everyday. My faith and family is what keeps me strong, and now, I can add everyone of you I have talked to through this site... :)
I too, rely on my oldest daughter for a lot of things. She is 16 and without her, things would be much worse around here. My 16 year old is the one who helps me clean this house mostly. The other two girls are 7 and 9 and are not so little anymore. The 7 year old can be demanding when she is tired. I spend most of my time resting on the bed or couch. It drives me absolutely crazy to be so inactive. I miss running and exercising terribly. I would love it if I could walk around the block or bike downstairs on the bike stand. Something would be nice. I just bought myself an Ipod touch, so that has been keeping me pretty busy lately and I try to keep my mind off the pain as much as possible. It has not been easy.
Welcome to our community! I use to run also. I'd run 36 miles a week and it all ended one night while I was playing with my girls. I herniated 3 discs in my neck and had spinal cord compression. I'm so sorry your in this pain. I know how you feel. I have yet to manage my pain.
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