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TRS1960

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
Crushed by a falling tree December of 2000, suffering a subdural hematoma, eight broken ribs with a collapsed lung my spinal column was crushed over 3 inches. Now living with a spinal column having nearly as much titanium as a Ferrari holding 12 vertebrae, or what's left of them, together I've continued to work and raise my kids...well I've allowed my wife to raise our kids. For most of the time since my injury I've suffered horrific chronic pain and drug side effects equally terrifying. Speaking of my wife, it is true that the caregivers of those suffering debilitating illness or injury are angels of mercy. They often have a tougher time caring for us than we do being cared for. I've learned that knowledge is power and that to survive we must learn how our body works in order to use the tools given to us as we map out our new life. Back to the Ferrari, one could have the best mechanic's tools in the world, but without knowledge such tools are merely useless pieces of forged steel.

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He's not doing that well. His wife is a pharmacist and works 12 hr shifts. He's been having...More
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Reply: Update on my L4 fracture
At least you got answers, those can be so hard to come by! You sound somewhat relieved in...More
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He came home today More
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Reply: Chronic pain and permanent nerve pain after L4-S1 ...
Hi Aprilrose, my doc won't do discograms anymore. He went to a training seminar and they...More
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Reply: medtroic pain pump Model 8637-40
My remote box says model 8835, not sure if that's the same number as the pump though. No...More
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Reply: loss of strength in right arm and atrophy in right...
Well you can do 12oz curls in the Cancun pool/bar Have a great trip. I hope things work...More
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Reply: loss of strength in right arm and atrophy in right...
First, what or whom do you coach? My daughter will be a senior in high school and has...More
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Reply: my big toe
I would see a neurologist . The nerves supporting your calves, feet and toes come through...More
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He's supposed to get released next Thursday. He's doing well and has a great attitude....More
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Better today. He's mainly just walking a little more each day. Considering everything he's...More
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