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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: Lost in Tucson, Az
Without mentioning names I thought one of the biggest spine clinics in the US is in AZ. I...More
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I don't have any better advice than you've already received by Joy . I just want to wish...More
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My daughter went through something like that. Took her to a physiatrist and went through...More
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Reply: Neck pain
Listen to Dave. Chiro's can help, but without proper diagnosis they can hurt you. Now...More
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I called my health insurance today and we're in the system with our cards on the way....More
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I know that the SSDI dr knows my doctors and they all have good reputations. When I...More
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Hopefully I'll hear some good news this week. My appt. to fill the pump is next month. I...More
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A flicker of light, but I still can't relax. It's taken months of constant phone calls so...More
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I'm still pushing uphill. I'm hoping to have a plan selected tomorrow. I got denied by...More
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Yeah, my doc doesn't say "pain relief" he just asks how I'm managing it. He knows it will...More
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center