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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: Update on my surgery
Prayers to you. I get afraid each time I have an additional procedure as slim odds get...More
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Reply: Update - Countdown continues
Aggressively lowering my pain meds gives me minor flu like symptoms...including the runs as...More
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Reply: Update - Countdown continues
Oh boy, been there and I was a big B too! =[:-{O) Hang in there it's not easy, but doable....More
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Reply: Surgery Date is Set..............
Also, I'd go for December. You'll get treated like a queen and it will close out your...More
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Reply: Surgery Date is Set..............
Best of luck and my prayers are with you TimMore
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Reply: Sciatica/female issues...relation?
Wow Joy, that sounds terrible! TimMore
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Reply: Sciatica/female issues...relation?
I don't know if I dare say this, but I've noticed when my has her period I have a...More
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Reply: Back Stimulator or Pump-Help
I have a pump and have been through 13 years of major back problems. I will go in to more...More
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Reply: charite disc
Yes please
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Reply: Hows this for a good doc?
It's helping April. I'm more concerned about you than I am myself. My pain is tolerable....More
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