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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: I have resolved my tailbone / coccyx pain (coccydy...
I wonder if you were aggravating your gland? Interesting for sure. I've had a urinary...More
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Reply: There are ways to relieve back pain.
This title does bring up an interesting topic: what have you found that is effective? Do...More
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Reply: There are ways to relieve back pain.
The brain is the key. I did see a pain therapist and I've read tons books to educate...More
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Reply: There are ways to relieve back pain.
Joy you hit the nail on the head. I think a handful of us here together could actually make...More
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Reply: I Learned This Tip From A Physical Therapist
You are up to speed. We all have our own pace and we all need to look out for each other. I...More
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Reply: I Learned This Tip From A Physical Therapist
Good guess, but I need to tell you more. My spinal cord and nerves ( ganglion and...More
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Reply: FOOD FOR THOUGHT @NSAID'S
Looks like Celebrex is a viable cox-2
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