just wanted to finaly say hello to everyone..
so even though this is my first post, i have been a long time reader of these boards; i have picked up so much helpful information from threads posted by others, that i decided i should jump right in and pursue some answers to questions i have about what i am going through..
i am 36, self employed small business owner with a wonderful wife and four beautiful children. grew up in a small farm town, at 15 i got this jones to be a boxer and ended up in the big city training with famous fighters i never thought i would ever meet- much less become friends with.. was a professional fighter for 12 years, working side jobs as a personal trainer during the day, and making a paycheck as a bouncer at night. i ran a boxing gym for almost a decade and put in 8 solid years at a biker bar on mainstreet in daytona beach. was also a member of an elite security team that traveled the nation providing event security for the big bike rallys; from daytonaa to myrtle beach, and even as far away as laconia and Sturgis. i retired from bouncing same time i wallked away from the figt game.. to finish up a college degree that i would never use, and went into business for myself
have been dealing with a multitude of old injuries, but hurt my back terribly in 2003 - which came back to haunt me in the first months of 2008. since then , i have been involved in pain management, which felt almosst like a miraacle for the first 12-16 weeks or so.. now i am exploring any and all other options, from acupunture to pilates. i work in a very physical trade, though i feel that my family and i do live a fairly charmed life at the present - i know im perhaps only one small misstep away from being seriously injured and unable to continue in the line of work im in right now..
which, unfortunately, could mean having evertything on the line; from our kids educations at a private school to making our house payment..
so there is a lot of pressure on me to stay somewhat healthy, atleast healthy enough to continue the high level of daily physical activity i participate in currently to make a living for my family..
hope to get to know you all, i may even being able to contribute to these forums, as time passes and i have more information and personal experience to draw from.
thanks for having me..