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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: Complete Lumbar Fusion
The outcome of such a procedure can have great variations depending on your health, your...More
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Reply: Slipped disc in D-Spain
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_disc_herniation More
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Reply: How to avoid back problems when running??
Uh umm...riding a bike? Running creates impact. It's hard on the knees and spine. If you...More
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Reply: Chronic pain and permanent nerve pain after L4-S1 ...
I miss her...I hope she's ok More
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Reply: 5 hrs from now
He's almost over the hump. He's a good listener and after a few days of more rest and...More
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Reply: L4 L5 TLIF Results
Rule of thumb is every 10lbs on your gut is 100lbs of stress on your spine. TMore
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Reply: Update on my L4 fracture
So do these same genii wait until their car breaks down before attending to it, or a tire...More
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Reply: 5 hrs from now
He's not doing that well. His wife is a pharmacist and works 12 hr shifts. He's been having...More
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Reply: Update on my L4 fracture
At least you got answers, those can be so hard to come by! You sound somewhat relieved in...More
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Reply: 5 hrs from now
He came home today More
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center