Degenerative disease of the lower spine
I am a 54 year old male and i have been suffering with a degenerative disease of my lower spine for over 3 years now and my condition is getting worse as time goes on. I am in a lot of pain most of the day and night, despite being on a lot of medication inc 100mg morphine every day, the pain is always there.
I find it impossible to walk or stand any more so i have to use a wheelchair most of the time. My wife has to help me with most of my daily needs, i.e. cook my meals, help dress/undress me, help me in the shower.etc
I don't have any quality of life any more. I can no longer work or do the things i use to do like DIY. gardening,
I can't even drive my car any more due to the pain and discomfort it causes me, and because of all the medication i am having to take every day.
My spinal consultant has told me that an operation on my spine is out of the question because there are to many risk involved in such a major operation. I have been to pain management, i have had injections in my spine, i have had acupuncture and physiotherapy to try to help me with the pain but none of this has done any good and my condition is just getting worse.
Is there anyone who is going through the same problem as mine, who can give me some advice on how the cope with the pain and discomfort and how they go about having any quality of life.