Category Archives: Degenerative Disc Disease

Disabled?

Realisation took a while to arrive but it occurred to me one day that I may be disabled.  The circumstances of my life crept up on me so insidiously that I didn’t even know what I was. I mean am.  … Continue reading

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My Dæmon

My pain, ever present, has become like an entity in its own right, rather like one of Philip Pullman’s dæmons from the His Dark Materials trilogy. A physical manifestation of aspects of the individual’s being that is connected by an … Continue reading

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The Last Resort Clinic

After months of waiting and several phone calls to the appointments office my husband and I entered the outpatient department of the oldest Royal Orthopeadic Hospital in the UK to see, well I’ve nicknamed him Dr G, a musculo-skeletal specialist … Continue reading

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My Back Story

Pain Management is now my full time job. I am in a degree of pain ALL OF THE TIME! I have to monitor what I do every hour of every day. If I concentrate thoroughly on avoiding the activities that … Continue reading

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