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I am very bent over in posture bit like this chap am waiting for 2nd hip replacement but i am told my bent over posture is muscular but i am probably beyond exercise to lengthen the muscles . is there an operation that can help ???tenotomy
@sueblue I am so sorry to hear that. My prayers go out for you
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Thanks bustrbrwn22 but we all have problems or we would not be on this site. I never had scoliosis before 8 years ago when I fell bringing hubby home from a procedure for a precancerous huge180 degree polyp in his duodenum to try to avoid a Whipple surgery. It was done in 2 parts and this was the 2nd one but since it was snowing and icy out they wanted to leave and let him go while he was still kind of loopy. So I was not paying attention to where I was going and tripped in the parking lot of the hospital and went down pushing my bag into my diaphragm which was in front of me. After that I started to get short of breath and it kept getting worse over time. They finally realized it was not asthma but my spine but by then it was too late to do anything with my brittle bones. I went from 5'6" to 4'9"., ugly as heck. I do appreciate your prayers and back attcha. Thanks again Hugs
Sueblue, GASP!! I can't imagine going through what you have! And your husband too! It's unbelievable! I didn't know one could get scoliosis the way you did! My heart REALLY goes out to you and my prayers will continue to go up for you.
We all walk through many fires/afflictions in our temporary lives here on earth. By the grace of God go I, for real.
Knowing Him well enough to know that I can trust His purposes in my suffering and the blessgs that are promised for me in heaven via Christ, is what gets me through and for that I am deeply grateful.
Do you ever have tolerable days or times in a day or is your pain unrelenting?
Funny how I can identify so many different types of pain I'm in. You too?
I hope you experience some blessings tonight.
Warmest hugs, Sunnyflower. 🤗🙏
No it was an issue before but certainly got worse after my spinal injection some months previous
@lotsofpain You made an important step towards feeling better by starting this discussion. @amandajro has made an excellent suggestion. Good luck with your surgery and your road to recovery.
Thanks for your prayers and kind thoughts. I am grateful truly. I hope you will be ok. I am not exactly sure what the problem is but you are in this group for a reason. My prayers are with you. If you want, send me a PM. Thanks. Hugs
Hi sueblue, almost 100% of the many, many providers whose care I've been under for many years have told me that I either have these longest list or one of the longest list of health problems / diseases / conditions that they've seen. I even had one asked me if they could do a case study on me LOL! When they tell me that I tell them that they are interfering with my denial. They don't know I am serious.
I have autoimmune disease, rare lung tumors, mild emphysema, controlled asthma, chronic diastolic congestive heart failure, a problem with the electricity in my heart, kidney disease, autoimmune thyroid disease AKA Hashimoto's thyroiditis and thyroid tumors, adrenal insufficiency, hyperparathyroidism, neuropathy head to toe, severe osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and more. Many of my conditions are painful but I feel that others hurt more than myself.
I am on Morphine and Gabapentin for my pain. And sometimes Valium helps the neuropathy and my other pain. But I do not take it every day and try to stay away from it because the combination with opiates can be so dangerous as you know.
I feel blessed because I have such an intimate relationship with God and I experience his peace through Christ that surpasses human understanding, Philippians 4:7) . I also experience His sacrificial, unmerited, vast, deep, boundless and free unfathomable love and know Him well enough by reading the Bible, to trust Him in my circumstances.
I also have the hope and Assurance of what is to come in my eternal life with him through Christ and the promises that await me. (Hebrews 11:1)
I so wish this for everyone because even when my pain is intolerable, and I am fighting for my sanity and begging Him to take me home now, I say to Him that I really prefer His will and that here I am to be used of Him. No matter how bad it gets I am still acutely aware of my innumerable blessings for which I am deeply humbled and grateful.
I so wish this for everyone. We all walk through many fires here on this Earth and I feel blessed to experience the comfort that I do. Pain hurts and it hurts a lot and it's quite unrelenting I find. But I trust my God in his purposes and they are always for good for those who love him.
Many blessings and prayers to you, Sunny flower
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