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: Working full-time with chronic pain & withdrawal
Yeah Dave, I keep looking at this and while I've made a few replies they are certainly not...More
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Reply: Working full-time with chronic pain & withdrawal
I used to call it the Sysheon way. Everyday I started all over again and by the end of the...More
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Reply: Working full-time with chronic pain & withdrawal
...and I made sure I left with all my benefits and took an early retirement.
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Reply: Working full-time with chronic pain & withdrawal
I did for 13 years. It finally came to a crash. It was pure hell. I loved working, but the...More
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Reply: Fractured 4th vertebrae in lumbar
Dave is right, but I want to add that there are so many variables that you've left out. A...More
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Reply: L5/S1 Surgery to be? Or not to be?
Joy, I know the stats for spine surgeries and I'm curious, in your research have you talked...More
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Reply: Hip Surgery Schedled For 3/16/15
I have three family/ friends that had great results from hip replacements. As you know, PT...More
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Reply: L5/S1 Surgery to be? Or not to be?
Carmen, I don't know anything about rotated hips, but to me it seems that the hip problem...More
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Reply: Lumbar Fusion On The Horizon
I empathize with you greatly. I think you're on the right track and don't stop with the Cox...More
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Reply: Inversion Tables before and after back surgery
Yes water is the true low impact exercise. Since our bodies are mainly water our specific...More
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