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: TRS1960
Thanks for the soutout. I'm doing great. I actually had my doc reduce the medication level...More
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Reply: Post Laminectomy Syndrom or Fail Back Surgery
I've been thinking about this one for days (don't get your hopes up for a great response)...More
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Reply: Has anyone had success with an artificial LUMBAR d...
I've talked to them, they laughed when I told then I had twelve vertebrae fused, they...More
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Reply: sciatic ? spine damage ? or worse
Good luck and 88 More
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Reply: sciatic ? spine damage ? or worse
I'm not a neurologist, but it's my understanding that the nerves passing thru L3/L4 may...More
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Reply: Surgery 8/15
Sweat dreams
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Reply: Pinched Nerve?
I started to respond to this yesterday... How are you taking pain pills if you haven't...More
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Reply: A Conundrum ...to Joy, Deb and to all who care.
So ...uhh...errr, will I get in trouble if I tell you to stick to the doctoring and away...More
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Reply: To: Victoryinchrist
We are not a profitable demographic. Many of us find ourselves loosing medical benefits as...More
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Reply: Spinal burst fractures
I broke eight ribs and collapsed my lung. They harvested bone from my hip which hurt for...More
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