1. Tired of the pain

    This winter has been especially hard for me. I have new symptoms and I feel afraid much of the time. Trying to do some Christmas shopping this year was horrific. I got stuck standing in line and suddenly it felt as though the muscles were being torn from my spine. I barely made it back to the car with my friend, and I cried almost all of the way home.
    I had taken one of my long acting pain meds before shopping in anticipation of problems that I knew I had. Nothing could of prepared me for ...