I didn't know I had scoliosis until I was 22, and it caused me no pain until age 28. I began having attacks from out of nowhere. They felt like an achy, head-to-toe flu and made me just lay down and cry. Migraine accompanied these attacks. They took 30 seconds to start and anywhere from an hour to several days to end. Still, I never made a connection to scoliosis as being the source.
I muddled through, a very muscular, flexible lady. I'd forget about being disabled if I hadn't experienced an attack in a while, so depression gnawed at me, and then about two years ago I woke up a few times unable to walk at all. It lasted for around 2 hours, but was just an occasional nuissance. Then my husband got a triple fusion and I physically cared for him( heavy lifting) until he was able to care for himself. Then- I decided to get a job at a #1 store working as a stocker. I had done it in my younger years. I figured It would be like going to the gym for a workout, but they'd be paying me! I liked that idea. I soon realized if you can't quit crying yourself to sleep at night from pain after 2 months when muscle memory should have taken over, you were only further degenerating your degenerative condition. I felt so ashamed, but I had to be a quitter. That was in September 2011. Now, they're going to fuse everything from T10 to my ilium, bring my pelvis forward, and somehow hook it all together with 2 rods that screw into my hips at the bottom.
Hubby, having gotten the triple fusion says it will permanently cripple me. I say if I don't let them operate, I won't be able to walk in a year from now, anyway! Who is right? The curve is 42.8 degrees. I'm adding a pic.
I don't know. I only know I gave myself a good dream this morning that I could do some athletic stuff again and I was walking and climbing in my dream. Then, I awakened unable to function at all. It hits ya hard when you've had a few good days in a row where you could get out of bed with no trouble. It makes you feel guilty. Then, you wake up like I did, unable to dress yourself and walk, feminine issues out of control all over the place, a struggle to right that situation, can't walk yet except every step is an almost impossible challenge. Feels like something is broken or cracked. Dogs needed out to pee, cat and grandson hogging up the bed.I let my grandson sleep in my bed last night because he was so irritable from being sleepy. Finally got to the washing machine to wash my clothes because of those female issues which I think are super abnormal, then got the puppy out to go pee. Every part of me feels like I'm not going to be around very long.
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