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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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Oh, I think everything else is coming along. Anybody had much experience with medicaid?...More
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I'm worried about L4-S1 too. The pump has helped the rest of my spine, but I fear I've...More
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Reply: Back pain and pelvic pain when laying down
I've been through many epidurals 4-5 RF Ablations and many other procedures, as Dave says...More
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Reply: Back pain and pelvic pain when laying down
I have the same problems too. Sometimes I can hardly get of bed. I'm already fused from...More
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Reply: TRS1960
Sorry for being AWOL. I've been frantically working with insurance,our government, my doc...More
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Reply: Medicaid?
I really miss my dad. He's been gone just over 3 years. More
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Reply: Joy how are you doing?
Joy, I know you don't want to hear this, but my last lumbar surgery took 18 months to...More
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Sorry I've been more away then around
I'm right in the apex of going on permanent disability or trying to go back to work....More
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Reply: Medicaid?
I'm supposed to get a letter (package) soon with lists of doctors etc. I'll need a new...More
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Reply: Medicaid?
How about the medical coverage? All my doctors said they'd have no problem taking me on...More
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center