Hi my name is Melanie and I'm 38 years old and was born with scoliosis and other birth defects but the curve is in my neck, so they can't straighten it with a metal rod.
I have had two operations in my neck already to replace the discs first one was 2011 and second 2013, and am now waiting for my 3rd operation to be done. Was meant to have it done at the beginning of March this year, but now I have got problems with my liver and have under gone lots of tests and still going through them to find out what is wrong with it I don't drink and they have said its not the medication I'm on.
I also have arthritis in both my shoulders as well and am in chronic pain every single day. And I know that once I get this 3rd operation I will have to have more disc's replaced in the future.
I'm housebound and can't work anymore I did up and till 2010 when the pain got so bad and worked since I left school.
my husband has had to give up work to look after me as I really struggle with day to day life, and am very lonely because although family and friends sympathise and do their best to help but they see me cry get frustrated but don't really know or understand what its like to live daily with chronic pain not sleep properly loss of appetite. and struggle with the loss of my independence.
So I'm looking for new friends to talk to or listen to about how your feeling and understand if you have just had a operation or you want to have a huge rant and get it off your chest because I do understand what it's like to live with this day in day out and so do you.
Look forward to talking to new people and making new friendships
From Mel :0)