Hi. I'm a 45 year old organic farmer that has developed spinal stenosis, degenerative disk, and arthritis in my lower back. I've got one decent disk left in my lumbar region, the others are slowing fading. I'm sure like most of you, I have my good days, but not too many. My PT has limited my lifting to 25lbs, but that tends to make farming a bit difficult.
I'm looking forward to gleaning ideas on how to exercise without doing more damage, how to deal with the bad days, and maybe even how to get some of this weight off.
I'm glad I found this site (actually someone from Easter Seals directed me to it). Living in a very rural area makes it difficult to find a group of people that understand. I look forward to giving and learning.