I have degeneritve  disk disease...aka  bad disks.  I had my second surgery in Oct. and I am still healing from that however, I am still in a lot of pain.  It is very depressing and hard to focus on the good.  My days right now involve pain pills and laying my head on a pillow so it is off my shoulders.  I have gone from being a very active women to a true couch potato....oops that really doesn't get it because I have to lay in the bed.  The couch is not comfortable enough.  I keep saying I need to pick myself up from the proverbial bootstraps but I am not able to bend down and get them....dang!   My frustration level is over a 10 and I have become one of the ppl that complain which I hate.  Even sitting at the pc is limited since within 30 minutes the head needs to come off the shoulders.  Which is about that time....frown mini

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Jan. 5, 2009 at 7:47 AM

I am so sorry for your troubles.  I knew someone who hd this and she wore some kind of brace on her neck.  It was plastic and went over her chest and back and held her neck up.  Mabe something like this would help you.

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Jan. 27, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. An old friend of mine had that and I know she was miserable. She tried some therapy that would hang her upside down in a bed type thing and it helped. But not everything works for everyone.

 I cant say I know a comparable pain. I have fibromyalgia and I can become a complainer,and that dosent come close to what you have going on. I am really so sorry to hear your having so much pain. You have every right to complain as much as you want.

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