Please, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the community. IzzyAbdul al-Sharif is my name, I am a 39 year old male who has spent the last 5 yrs of his life dealing with spinal issues on at a very intense basis. These issues actually started some 17 yrs back, when I was involved in a low-speed, single automobile accident. I was in the process of assisting some friends who were moving into the dorms at the college we all attended. Then while driving across the campus lawn, at a speed no greater than 5mph, our vehicle snagged on an unmarked drainage pipe. I broke every vertebrae in my neck except the 1st, and with my A-C process in my shoulder. So today my neck is fused front and back,3 up front with plates and screws, 2 in the back with rods and screws and grafts.I suffer from stenosis in my entire spine, and have degenerative disk disease throughout.
I am having the time of my life trying to get beyond spinal issues, and find a decent quality of living after a series of major spine surgical interventions. It is nice to have the support of those who have experience with this sort of thing. It is my hope that I will find the benefit of support here, and be able to reciprocate that support.
Thanks out front everybody for being there,