Hi everyone, I am new hear too and just diagnosed end of December. I am in constant agony and really depressed, trying hard to keep a brave face and be as normal as I can be in front of friends and family and work colleagues then alone I cry. I'm only 44 and desperately sad. I can't come to terms with the fact that I am unable to do even the simplest of things on my own anymore. I have gone from completely independent to relying on anyone and everyone. I was so fed up today I drove to my local Asda as I needed deodorant. I managed to drive, ( I haven't been for over a month as my pain killers make me drowsy) but by the time I walked from car park to door I was in agony, I was determined to go in so I went in and have been in agony ever since. The only time I get any relief is when I sit and don't move and full of medication. I need some help to come to terms with this, I'm still trying to work full time too. Should I be asking for walking sticks or wheelchair? Who decides this? I am housebound otherwise as pain is unbearable. Any help, support or advice welcome. Ps photo only last January, feel a million miles away from then.
Take care all
Xx T xx