I’m 23-years-old with multiple compression fractures in my spine.
I’m also a mom and I have two babies I have to lift everyday, even tho technically I shouldn’t. My 9 month old son weighs like 25 pounds and my 2 year old daughter weighs about 42… My husband is in jail out of state & I am pretty much just trying to make it until he comes home because he can lift them easily. I guess I’m just desperate for advice. I am in constant pain everyday :( i just moved to eastern oregon from northern california. in california i was prescribed to vicodins which did help. I also smoke as much weed as possible which helps me a lot too (not to mention with my anxiety disorder). in california weed was really cheap & there was pot clubs for people who had a doctors recomendation (which i do), but now im in a desolate place.. i have an appointment for a doctor but i already kno there are no doctors in the area who deal with pain management so I’m going to have to maybe even go up to washington, or wherever im referred. its been over a month since ive been off painkillers and weed is super hard to come by where I am. I would probably even be drinking if I didn’t have my kids. I don’t drink but it hurts that bad, all day long. I think about trying to get on SSI but I’m already on welfare & people already look down on me for that. I do want to work and be a productive person (maybe write a novel I’ve been trying to start) but I just woke up and even sitting here at the computer I am in lots of pain :(
I don’t really know what I expect other that if anybody has any advice for me. I try to sit up as straight as possible but it still hurts. I might ask for a back brace. This is really killing me. Sometimes I just want to lay in bed all day long but I just get up and feed my kids, get them dressed, clean everything. I really don’t want people to think I’m just being lazy because I really am trying my best.
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