I am 35 years old living with cronic back pain. I had back surgery in 2004 from a ruptured disc, along with degenerative disc disease. No injury caused this other than pregnancy. Needless to say I will not have anymore children due to the issues with my back. I have
[More] one beautiful child now and thats all I need. I have taken pain meds for several yrs, dating back to 2002. It slowly became a problem until I could not take it anymore. I love to read, and ride my bicycle, although my pain sometimes stops me. I will continue to stay sober, and healthy. God willing.
Hey, the toughest part of this WD is going to be the mental part (ashamed, disappointed, upset, etc)...I've been there so many times; Just pick your head up and just say, "i've done it before, I'll do it again"...just take it 1 day at a time. I too was given pain meds for a legitimate reason and ended up relapsing, same as you, 1-2 weeks...it's tough, but you will get through this...Nick
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