My New Way of Life

I was a nurse for 18 years at that time I ended up severly injuring my lower back.This year the Dr said my spine is falling apart I suffer from chronic pain.I just got approved for Disability so my finaces will finally be back on track.I also have a 5 year old son.I am afraid of getting into a relationship b/c I don't want to be a burden on anyone even though I can still do everything for myself I know whats ahead. On the other hand I want someone in my life too.
Tigress Tigress
51-55, F
3 Responses Jul 19, 2007

well something good has come from my injury I wrote a book it's almost through the printing and binding on to book signings

You are a very strong woman, and have gone threw a lot. I believe there is a reason for everything. I am the type of person that likes to be independant and do things for myself. I have had to ask for help many times, and have realized it isn't a bad thing and it doesn't make me any less of a person. Let people help you when you need to, it makes them feel good that they can do something for you. Hope something positive comes from this injury , you are dealing with day by day. You were a nurse for 18 years, you know what it is like to help others, it's a good feeling isn't it !

Wow.. low back pain is so hard to treat. I wish I could do something for people with bad low back injuries. They should invent a spine transplant or something.