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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: 5 hrs from now
Nothing direct, but all indications are ok...I just want to hear from him. TMore
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Reply: L5-S1 Severe bilateral neural foraminal stenosis
Nothing that low will effect your hands and arms. The nerves that serve your arms are in...More
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Reply: Update On Me - ESI
Good news Dave. I've had really good luck with caudal epidurals. I've had relief for over a...More
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Reply: Dave~~Tim~~Debbie~~DI~Tigger
Another holiday sneaking up. I've been bust cleaning. The kast ten years my garage has...More
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5 hrs from now
My friend will be going in for lumbar surgery . TMore
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Reply: shock from belt
Did you tell your doctor? Sounds like it needs to be looked at ASAP. TimMore
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Reply: gabapentin
That's not necessarily true . Here's the technical definition of a neurologist: "A...More
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Reply: Compression Fracture of L4
He's doing well. About a week pre-op and he's feeling better from the hip replacement and...More
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Reply: Compression Fracture of L4
I'm so fortunate to only have back problems. I'll keep you in my prayers. TimMore
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Reply: Compression Fracture of L4
I had two MDs, two PHDs, a PA and I'd read about this in book after book, but not until I...More
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