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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: spinal fussion L4-L5-S1
Sometimes you really have to push hard with doctors to get what you need. We all must...More
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Joy, in 2000 I was fused from T4-T12 with Harrington rods and all associated hardware. 8...More
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Reply: Rhizotomy (aka Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)) Tod...
Happy napping and let us know. I've had my share of those and the ones in the lumbar gave...More
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Reply: Could use some urgent prayers
Doing well, just having problems figuring out how to renew insurance and get through the...More
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Reply: Could use some urgent prayers
When I was hurt there were days when I would awake in the hospital with my priest by my...More
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Reply: Man What A Day ~~
It always amazes me how physically traumatic spine surgeries are...and hips...and open...More
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Reply: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Hey guys sorry I'm im late, but I had a great Thanksgiving. Sure we had some family issues...More
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Reply: back pain ruined Thanksgiving
Wow, I don't know where to start...I can't add anything more valuable than Dave and Joy...More
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Reply: Could use some urgent prayers
Positive thoughts. You keep on top of that !More
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Reply: Could use some urgent prayers
I'm in. My prayers are with you Debbie
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