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cweinbl

Joined: 04/29/2010
My Story:
Central canal stenosis, three massive disc herniations (two lumbar, one cervical, starting at age 17), four failed spine surgeries, including multilevel fusion; two comprehensive pain clinics, dozens of treatments, including off-label medications. Forced into retirement at age 51. Can tolerate only a few minutes of sitting or standing. Retired university director, amateur ornithologist, published author.

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Reply: Hello Here is my story.
We have similar backgrounds. I've had four failed spine surgeries, including multilevel...More
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Reply: back sufferer who feels at end of rope
Just one medication wiped out 80% of my chronic severe back and leg pain, adding 9...More
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Reply: fibromyalgia, RA, failed lumbar surgery...GRIEVING...
You are right on target in that chronic pain, over many years, results in memory and...More
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Reply: fibromyalgia, RA, failed lumbar surgery...GRIEVING...
Begging for help from a deity is a long wait for a train that will never arrive. It's...More
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Reply: Too much pain, I can't do it anymore!
You're very nice. I hope that you'll soon find a better way to manage your pain. BTW, if...More
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Reply: Too much pain, I can't do it anymore!
One thing that's odd... Your doctor didn't want you on 30 mg Oxycodone because you would,...More
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Reply: Too much pain, I can't do it anymore!
If the object that you smoked worked and relieved much of your pain - and if nothing else...More
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Reply: Getting to the end of my rope.
Please keep in mind that the spinal cord stimulator (SCS) only helps with neuropathic pain....More
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Reply: Too much pain, I can't do it anymore!
If thc is a powerful pain reliever for you, why not just continue to use that? There are...More
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Reply: Pain management for DDD, spinel stenosis, Levoscol...
I have exactly the same condition; but I've had it for 45 years. I've tried surgery four...More
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