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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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Our kids are 18 and 20. She just wants me to support her because it beats working...she...More
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Diane, I am very fortunate. I have a lot of friends willing to make noise. It seems that...More
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I don't think it's critical as I'm on fixed income and she has earning potential, but would...More
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Is disability protected from alimony?.I've been told yes by everyone, but attorneys. When...More
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Reply: Divorce
Deb, I hope you're feeling better. Don't pray for me, I'll be fine. I just talked to the...More
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Reply: Need help with back pain!
I agree with Dave,I'm just want to add that I respect you for realizing there's a risk...More
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Reply: Divorce
Dave, you're so right. And it's not eventually, you've read some of my posts when I was...More
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Divorce
I've been awol for a few months, my wife filed for divorce stating I don't make enough...More
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Reply: Update On Me and My Hips
I wish you the best. Hip replacements have great success rates so lots of optimism. Keep...More
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Reply: Back popped while bending over. In a lot of pain,....
It's important to get issues like these fixed right, otherwise they may come back to haunt...More
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center