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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: davudset
I can hardly find my IPad without getting my glasses on! I'm finally one of those men with...More
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Reply: SSDI Evaluation tomorrow morning
I believe it's like my doc said, "a no brainier" but you just never know. Joy it doesn't...More
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Reply: Update After Seeing Physiatrist.
Why approve an MRI, it might prove you need surgery and do you know how expensive that...More
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Reply: SSDI Evaluation tomorrow morning
Well I'm home. Appointment went well, but I don't know what the doc will report or how SSDI...More
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Reply: SSDI Evaluation tomorrow morning
After months days and hours on the phone with one agency or another. While I've been...More
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SSDI Evaluation tomorrow morning
Well tomorrow morning I go for my disability evaluation for my SSDI. I see an old Ortho...More
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Reply: Called University Hospital
I hate the waiting and the calling, the voice mails, the forms...call again, get ignored...More
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Reply: Dextromethorphan (DXM) for pain management
Yes, I'm so sorry about your MS. I have a family member that is getting bad and lost a good...More
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Reply: Legs burn
Count me in! Painful burning in calves and under feet. Another thing we all have in...More
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Reply: Lower back pain but my feet hurt to
The nerves that feed from L4/L5 feed down your legs to the front of your shins, under your...More
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