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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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Reply: Degradation of L3-L5 :(
Divorce went well...as good as can be expected. I have to pay alimony out of my disability...More
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Degradation of L3-L5 :(
It seems my discs at L3-L5 are on their last days. Any movement causing my lumbar to bend...More
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Reply: Catheter possibly leaking???
Analgesic from catheter releasing on nicocepters around T10. The nerves along your abdomen...More
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Catheter possibly leaking???
I've been hurting a lot more the last few weeks. The past few days have been lumbar hell. ...More
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Reply: Catheter possibly leaking???
I see my doc in three hours (2:00pm PST). I'll let you know.
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Reply: Catheter possibly leaking???
Talked the office this morning. Looks like we're going to setup a dye study. Had an...More
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Reply: caudal epidural
I had s caudal eppy. I had good luck with it too. My lumbar seems very receptive to...More
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Reply: Divorce
SSI can not be imputed, but SSD other forms of disability pay are used to calculate...More
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Reply: Radioablation
I've had four RF ablutions, two in the thoracic and two in the lumbar. To be honest, I...More
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Reply: Radioablation
RF causes infection? Sure you're killing tissue so there's inherent risk there and the...More
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