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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: Medicare in August
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Reply: Man What A Day ~~
. I sure hope you're better at medical treatment than trolling web sites. I've reported...More
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Reply: Rhizotomy (aka Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)) Tod...
I know you're a glass half full kinda guy so 50% is great news. Here's what I find...More
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Reply: OT - Wife's Workers Compensation Case
Yet all we hear about is how everyone on disability is a fraud! I'll pray for you guys...More
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Physiatrist....?
Another principle being taught in higher education is Kinesiology. It's similar to the...More
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Reply: Surgery is today -
Pins and needles!!!! It's hard to type with your fingers crossed!!!
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Reply: Back Testing
I understand that. It's why I mentioned it. You may benefit from a pain psychologist, I'm...More
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Reply: Dr said I waited too long
One more thing: if it's the acetaminophen (Tylenol) that's bothering your stomach you can...More
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Reply: Dr said I waited too long
Fyi, since your operating machinery your employer may not like you taking any analgesics....More
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Reply: Dr said I waited too long
It is relavent, I assumed he is working with his doc and even 6 of the percocets per day...More
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center