I am a 46 year old 200lb male who went from dunking a basketball,playing golf, softball with the younger generation, doing everyday things with my 12 and 13yr old children, and working 70 hours a week, to a man who has had to find humility and come to realize I'm not bulletproof.
I got severely injured in an industrial accident. Had 5 operations on each of my knees with both being reconstructed, the right twice. I'm in need of total knee replacements and have been for the last 3 years. They have found severe DDD along with my severe DJD. The right side of my spine has collapsed and developed a large osteophyte that requires surgical intervention along with the other problems (Knees). With this came the terrible triad.
I am grateful I found this site and come to the conclusion that it's not only me that faces daily challenges to stay ambulatory and it's not the end of the world. God Bless you all and if there was a way, anyway, and I mean it, none of you would ever suffer from pain again. Through faith or whatever avenue you choose we can make do, and live again!