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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: arachnoid cyst sacrum
Interesting. Good job and congrats!
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Reply: Epidural Injection
I agree with Dave, ( I haven't disagreed yet) its unlikely that these are related. Not...More
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Reply: thinking about surgery
Hit reply by accident. You need to approach this right...and I can't tell you exactly...More
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Reply: thinking about surgery
Like Dave, I would study the anatomy involved with your injury and the treatments they...More
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Reply: Pill count
Yep, be careful with high doses of acetaminophen. Tell your doctor how much you're taking...More
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Reply: Pain Pump for back supposed to work wonders
I've had a pump for almost a year now.mits been a miracle. I feel like I got my life back....More
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Reply: Acquiring Pain Meds
What nittanylionup said!
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Reply: Pill count
Yeah, I got kicked off a board once because I dared change my dosing and telling my doc...More
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Reply: Pill count
Medical studies have proven that morphine has far greater efficacy than OTCs. OTS are...More
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Reply: Joy wondering how you are?
Wow, good luck getting the wounds to heal. I'm doing well. My biggest problem is budgetary...More
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