Okay, so crap just keeps hitting the fan. I’m coming back around to good things (I hope), but the past few weeks have been both good and rough.
I found out the other day that I have degenerative disc disease, scoliosis (I kind of already knew, but I didn’t know the extent), and dehydrated (desiccated) discs.
What this means for me:
Right now, I’m just trying to do pain management as best I can. I got an MRI because I thought I’d ruptured a disc again. Turns out it’s my spine throwing a hissy fit.
I’m hoping that I can avoid surgery (which seems to be one of the only options I have). Probably going to end up in physical therapy. My appointment with a bone doctor is coming up on the 27th.
- If anyone knows anything about any of this, please give me advice!
- If you can think of any important questions for me to ask at my appointment, please suggest them!
- If anyone has experience with chronic pain and/or slowing down the progression of these issues, please feel free to send me relevant resources. (For reference, I am going to turn 27 in May.)
I’ve had back pain for a really long time now, and it’s starting to look like the scoliosis has been one of the major contributors to that, in addition to my arthritis and Fibromyalgia. This most likely means I developed scoliosis as a child (patterns suggest it was when I was 12, to be more specific) and it has been getting worse over time.
I’m a freelance writer and editor, so that means I am poor. Insurance is expensive, and while I do have it, it’s hard for me to pay for it myself, which is what I promised my parents I would do since I wasn’t paying rent or anything.
I am coming around the bend of being able to mentally work again, but everything going on lately has just worn me down.
I’m hoping for some jobs I applied for, but it’s still hard, because I’m in so much pain that I can’t stand all day (which was established when I tried to work at Baskin Robbins).
Suggestions for jobs where I can work remotely would be great.
Encouragement and love would be even better. <3
I know I haven’t been around much lately, and I’m hoping that since I’m coming back around the bend, I’ll be able to get back into the groove of things.
I’m at a sticky point in my life right now, so any help would be immensely appreciated.
Also, I have a “tag yourself” thing I’m going to post soon. I’m probably the only one who will find it funny, but I think it’ll be a good way to break the ice on here and get back to work.
I absolutely loathe asking for help of literally any kind, so I 100% won’t mind if nothing comes of this post other than a few Likes and a few kind messages. I don’t really know what I’m hoping to accomplish with this post, other than updating all of you about how I am not dead or dying in a ditch.
I have wonderful followers, and it means the world to me that you have stuck with me. Good stuff is coming. I can feel it in my bones. Or that’s just my DDD. Only time will tell.
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I also have a Patreon account, but I have no patrons right now, so I won’t be offended if it doesn’t interest you.
I do work on Fiverr, where I edit blog posts for $5 each (if under 2,000 words). For some reason, Fiverr work is one of my favorite things to do.
None of this sounds interesting to you? That’s absolutely okay. <3 I appreciate you making it this far into the post, and thank you for keeping up with me! I’m hoping to get back on track this week, so stay tuned for more writing fun and lessons!