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I'm too young..

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 25, 2011
  • 05:19 AM

i just need someone to talk to about all this!! so PLEASE read my story and HELP!

i'm jade, 17 years old. i developed one herniated disc when i was 15. it wasnt so bad at first, i could still walk (not for very long though) and the pain was managable with some tylenol. but now, two years later i feel like i can't even live life anymore. now my back is MUCH much worse. i found out from my back specialists that i have TWO herniated discs, sciatica, an extremely straight spine, and no tailbone! of course since i'm under age the doctors are very iffy about surgery. and i am terrified. these discs developed out of the blue, the doctors think it's hereditary. so, i will forever have back problems, but i still want this pain to go away. atleast so i can enjoy my last year of high school! i've already gotten the strongest pills out there (don't work for me), Physical therapy (didn't work) and injections (worked for a week). i need advice. i also need sympathy. my parents don't understand at all. they don't take me anymore because they think i'm being dramatic. i feel like i'm going crazy from all of this. i don't sleep, i don't talk to my friends any more, i don't go out, i don't do anything. please, please help me. i'm trying to be a strong person, i've been strong for two years, but this is too much pain!! :(

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