I have depression and anxiety from my cervical spine problems. I thought I had it handle with the meds, but lately since the pain has been worse, I dont feel so ready to go out and conquer the world sorta speak.
I'm 26 and trying to finish up college. Right now I have insurance through my school , and my dad flips out if I have to miss a day of school. Monday was my first time missing since the semester started a month ago. He flipped out, called me lazy, thinks whoever told me I have a herniated disc is wrong, and a bunch of other things. He's like they said they couldn't find anything, which isn't true. (Below is a list of my neuro's findings). I understand his position, but he seems to want to deny my problems due to money issues. It wasn't too long ago where school was super hard and I missed a ton of it that semester, but stayed in for insurance.
Basically we've all been dealing with this for almost a year, the last 9 months have been really hard.
My dad is pretty dramatic about a lot of things lately...And all I want is support and understanding. This isn't something I asked for, and I would much rather be at school enjoying myself, than being at home with a really bad headache and neck pain.
Has anyone else have had family members or friends who couldn't comprehend your pain , and just brush it off like "You are too sensitive" "You are over exaggerating" etc? And how did you deal with this?
It doesn't feel good knowing my family is fustrated, and it doesn't make me feel any better, about what I am already feeling bad about not being able just to do...