I've been managing moderate to severe chronic pain from multiple degenerative spinal conditions for over 30 years. Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my whole story. I've never had surgery as all doctors say I am beyond the help of any spinal surgery.
I am an avid gardener. My motto has always been "I'd rather hoe than mow". The bulk of our very small property (about 70x80 feet) is gardens consisting of perennials, annuals, rocks, flowering shrubs, ponds with waterfalls and patios. When I became disabled and unable to work in May 2008 I though sure my gardening days were over. Fortunately my condition has now improved enough for me to at least keep up the the mowing and trimming, with some minor weeding. My wife helps a lot and also enjoys the tranquil paradise we have created in our back yard.
Part of my problem with pain management is that I am allergic to almost all prescription pain medications. I do break out into hives quickly after even one dose of such things as hyrdocodone, darvocette or codeine. I can not take most OTC med either, as they cause the same reaction. I have found success with a muscle relaxer (methocarbomol) and enteric coated aspirin.
My wife and I invested in a Sleep Number bed and a hot tub last year, and both have proven to be very wise investments in our health.
I've learned to accept this as my calling in life. The transition from having a great career in the Information Technology field to being a self-proclaimed Full Time Dear Disabled House Husband has not been easy at all. I believe my faith and family have been a big help in the adjustment.
There are many methods available for managing chronic pain. Keep doing your research, keep as active as possible, and keep a positive attitude.View Thread
I would suggest that you mark that person's emails as 'spam'. That should block anything they send to you. If not, then maybe just delete their emails without even opening them. No need to upset yourself.
We have to be so cautious on the internet. It is a sad but true fact that you really should not trust anyone with your personal information. While WebMD is a wonderful place, it is still a public message board and our posts can be read even by people that are not members. All the more reason for the extra caution.