What do you want for Christmas?

6 months ago I was in the best shape of my life, in the gym up to 6 days a week. I was getting my 2nd diploma and working, bought a brand new car, and life was perfect. Now I've had a bone spur pressing on my sciatic nerve root for just over 3 months. The doctor thinks its congenital due to my age, and i likely won't be eligible for surgery for the same reason, as it will just grow back and the surgery itself opens the door for a lot of other complications. I can't work, had to quit school, and am forced to live with my retiree parents at 32 years old while I hemorrhage all my life savings on bills.

I was supposed to propose to my gf this year and get married when we go to visit her family on the other side of the world in 2020 (and even that visit likely won't happen now). I have to shower on my hands and knees and literally have to crawl around the house if nobody's here. The pain is unlike anything I've ever felt. When people say "at least you have your health", don't take it for granted.

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