But I was blessed. By that I mean that my daughter and son-in-law found a therapy, called Prolotherapy, that they believed would improve my back pain and address it without any added meds. My daughter had first-hand experience with this method, as she had found it gave her vast improvement with her acute shoulder pain. Even the difficulty I would have getting to this facility, as it was outside Chicago, they addressed by offering to drive me there once a month for treatment.
I'm happy to report that after five treatments my quality of life is much improved and I have the stamina to do many of the things that I found not only difficult but impossible and my pain is greatly decreased. I'm continuing with treatment and feel at last my future is even brighter. How could I be anything but grateful. As the poem says, I am blessed.