I'm 21 years old. i fell off of my friends balcony back in july. I just had my back surgery on sept 9 the day after my 21st birthday lol..what a way to celebrate! and i finally have gotten my cast off that i've been in since july. I just wanted to introduce myself and to say thanks. The past few months especially in the beginning I was a wreck because I thought you know, I'm too young for this to happen now im going to be in pain for the rest of my life. But I've come through so much and i'm kind of glad in a sense that I've been through this experience. I've saw so much that i've taken for granted and i've learned life goes on. But i havent had really anyone to turn to..theres my family but ...they dont really understand. And when I found this board and read alot of your storys it just made me realize im not alone and alot of you have really inspired me so thank you.