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New Guy Introduction

K61KK61 Posts: 20
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:28 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi just introducing myself, I am a 48 year old male. I have been in numerous car, motorcycle and industrial work
accidents. I have already had fusion with steel plate on C4-C6. That was about 13 months ago. I had to have it done because of spinal stenosis. Wasn't going to have it done, but a 15 min bout temporary paralysis decided it for me. I do have some probably perment spinal cord damage. I also have similiar spinal stenosis in my lower back and my neurologist says I will need screws and rods. However that means I will have to retire from work and I am not ready for that. I have a pretty physical job that requires lifting. I take Day Pro 1x, Lyrica 3x, Tramadol 4x a day.
That takes the edge off enough to put up with the chronic
pain.I cannot take anything stronger due to my job. Sorry
to ramble, well thats who I am in a nutshell.
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  • That is great that you are able to get enough pain control from the meds to continue working. I agree with you in waiting until you just can't go any more before having another fusion. Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing you around the forum.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can! i use Lyrica and find it an effective medication as well. please make yourself at home and have a look around.. i look forward to reading your posts! good luck in your pain treatment! :D Jenny :)
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