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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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To add to Dave and help understand forces. As we stand upright our spine is compressed by...More
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If you give us specific details about your injury and surgery we can tell you generally...More
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It looks like WebMD is getting the upper hand. It's great to see the attacks cleaned out,...More
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And to you and yours. I'm going to log my computers, tablets et off of this site until...More
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Dave, I stored your email and will be sending you something as soon as I have time to write...More
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I'm with Dave. I know you can block the offenders account or even IP, this is the worst...More
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To Joy and Deb, sorry I mi this earlier. I kind hit and miss on their site and didn't catch...More
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For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center