Sarah - posted on 06/19/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a 32 mother of 5 children. Ages 12, 8, 6, 3, and 2. Over the past year I have gained almost 30 lbs. and been feeling so depressed. I have had back surgery twice now for bulging discs and have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. I've been taking Mobic for arthritis, but it has since stopped working. I do not tolerate narcotic pain medications, nor did anything ever help my pain except morphine (but who readily prescibes that?!)
ON ANOTHER NOTE, I'm sick and tired of being this way. I can't even lift my childs butt up in the morning to change their diaper, am using the stair well to help me walk up and down, putting most of my weight on it. I know I will have to live with this pain forever but I don't think it has to be this bad. I can't even play with my kids anymore. I don't even have energy or strength to open up a sippy cup anymore. I've had a test for fibro and it was negative but I feel so low and unhealthy that I feel like I am dying. Please help me someone because I am in a state of mind that I just don't know what to do to get my life back!