Welcome to the Under 25's Category of the Chronic Pain Australia Forum. This is a place where young people living with chronic pain can discuss the issues that affect them.
You can chat about your situation and about most things, but I must draw your attention to the rules in the top category that we ask new members to read before posting. If anything in that category is confusing, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Also, by posting in this category, you are confirming that you are aged under 25!
The moderators, Mary, Don and myself, will monitor this category, but we will not post in here unless invited to comment or to answer a query. This is a place for you to have your own space. You may get a welcoming post from our President Coralie Wales, Don and Mary, but in general, we will not post. All 4 of us suffer chronic pain for varying reasons, so we understand you and how you suffer. But please remember we do suffer too and that we are volunteers. Miracles we can perform, but the impossible will take a little longer due to our reduced abilities!
No abuse and no language please. Be kind to each other and always be polite!
Please know that you can gain access to support any time you want. If you wish to join in the conversations with the older members of the forum, you are most welcome. You will be received warmly!
If at any time you wish to contact one of us moderators quickly, simply click on the 'Report to Moderator' button at the bottom right hand corner of a post and then type in your message. This will generate an email that will go to each of us and someone will answer you, either via the private message facility, on the forum or privately via your email address. You choose how you want us to contact you and put that in the message you send us.
Anyway, enough of the rules already!
You guys jump in and have a good old chin-wag and enjoy yourselves!
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
i am Mary and as Peter has said, we will just be watching but not posting unless we are asked to. I have chronic neuropathic pain that set in after I had spinal surgery in 2004. I have been down the same path as most other CPers in those 9.5 years but I do have a better life now than I had back then, despite the pain not really changing.
Not every day is a good day, but there is good in every day.
"“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
My name is Don also one of the moderators who helps out on this site, please remember we are all volunteers and may not be able to get back to you straight away, my CP journey started 8 years ago after a motorbike accident and have come along way since the dark early days. We will not interfere in your posts unless you ask us to give you feedback, or if someone breaks the rules, otherwise go for it, we understand that you will have a different perspective on life how Peter puts it us oldies, we may be old but we are still young at heart despite having CP.
So welcome aboard and start getting involved, you are never alone in your struggles.
Hey my names charlee.. My pain started started 2 years ago after a car accident and only got a doctor to refer me to specialists recently which i seen today and had referred me to Dr terence lim which is apparently a good start in the right direction.. Only came across this site today which is excited to talk to people in the same position.. Mine however wasn't set on by surgery its from whiplash which now my specialist calls chronic myofachial pain with central sensitisation.. Not sure about spelling but yeah hoping to get into a rehab facilitation soon and get this stuff sorted out
Hi my names Chloe I'm 21 years old I'm a mother of a beautiful one year old girl. I have been in chronic pain for three years now due to a car crash I was involved in and sustained a chance fracture to my L1 vertebrae, disruption to my ligament flavum, widened sacroiliac joints & that was only before the surgery. A few days after the collision I lay upon my hospital bed to have my first surgery. My back was fused which only lasted about a month before it started to herniate and one of my legs appeared longer than the other. Off to the hospital I went only to find out my back was unstable and I needed emergency surgery. Following the second surgery my spine was basically reconstructed and I lost 30% vertebral height, had pieces of bone removed and reshape a to create me a new spine & this is what they did. Not correctly though I awoke to surgery only to try and stand a couple days later with excruciating debilitating pain then to find out the neurosurgeon had screwed a pedicel screw into my major back muscle. So on for my 3rd surgery by this point my body was wrecked the screw was placed in the right spot and I'm now fused from T11-L3 my last surgery being October 2013. It took me over a month to learn how to walk again & amongst all this in rehabilitation from surgery I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. I feel like I have been so chronically mentally and physically I'll for 3 years now and everyone has just sort of forgotten. I need help to regain strength and positivity in my life and need tips on how to manage my pain so I can have some sort of quality of life. I really appreciate anybody who takes the time to read this because I really feel like I'm struggling on my own
You are so strong! Congrats on your little girl. I really want kids so I'm encouraged to see that someone else with chronic pain has kids and is also young. Keep on fighting, you are never alone