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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: Slipped disc in D-Spain
I posted the wrong URL...stupid phone! Meant this ...More
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Reply: Complete Lumbar Fusion
I believe the post states they want to fuse the rest of the lumbar. Patient is currently...More
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Reply: Joy how did your appt. go?
Years ago my doc put me on Opana ER http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-144617-Opana ER...More
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Reply: Chronic Back Pain for over a year. Please help!
I agree with Joy, physiatrist don't just deal with pain, more importantly they may find the...More
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Reply: Joy how did your appt. go?
The good thing about waiting is you can always change your mind. Being that the chances of...More
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Reply: What's wrong with me?
Nobody can diagnose you online. It sounds like at least one doctor can't even diagnose you...More
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Reply: Complete Lumbar Fusion
The outcome of such a procedure can have great variations depending on your health, your...More
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Reply: Slipped disc in D-Spain
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_disc_herniation More
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Reply: How to avoid back problems when running??
Uh umm...riding a bike? Running creates impact. It's hard on the knees and spine. If you...More
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Reply: Chronic pain and permanent nerve pain after L4-S1 ...
I miss her...I hope she's ok More
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center