Fears of Becoming Home-Bound

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I’m still struggling with bad neck pain. Yesterday it felt a little bit better, so I figured I would try to get out of the house for the first time in a while (other than ER visits). Unfortunately, once I got in the car, the vibrations from the car itself and the movement from driving kicked the pain back into high gear. I did at least make it to Wendy’s so my husband and I could get some dinner, but then it was straight back home because I was in too much pain to do anything else.

Honestly, after two weeks of these headaches and severe neck pain, I’m starting to worry this might be a long-term problem, just like my right shoulder blade and the arches of my feet. I’ve been incredibly depressed the last few days, partly because of the pain itself, partly because I can’t do much of anything, and lastly because I worry if my body continues to deteriorate at the rate it seems to be going, I may eventually become completely home-bound. I believe that all these chronic pain issues are mostly related to my Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which sucks even more because there is no cure for connective tissue disorders 😦

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21 thoughts on “Fears of Becoming Home-Bound

  1. At times, I’ve been house-bound, or home centered. And of course, I can’t walk any more. I’ve gotten a lot of comfort from Toni Bernhard books. She’s got a great Buddhist philosophy on being permanently sick. She writes from experience and is not preachy. She doesn’t off solutions but gives a way of viewing our lives as valuable, even if restrained and made smaller by illness.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear you’re in such pain. There are few things worse. One resource I’ve found both inspiring and incredibly helpful is FoodMattersTV (FMTV). I realised a lot of my ailments stemmed from some of the foods I was eating – as they cause inflammation or make it worse. Maybe worth a look? It’s a paid site but they have a lot of trailers on YouTube so you can get a sense of what it’s like before you decide whether or not it’s for you. I hope that helps.

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