Good morning. I'm not real sure what to say or ask. I suppose the most significant benefit I see to being part of this site's forum is to feel 'not alone'. It's been since early adolscence that I've been battling pain; I'm now 40. I feel as though I've tried everything and, while some things provide temporary reduction, nothing has ever allowed me even one minute of zero pain. So, I'm tired...very tired. There have been so many diagnosis over the years I've lost count; half of them I can't spell or pronounce anyway. Scoliosis S, 11 spurred vertebraes, 14 bulging or herniated discs, nothing is where it's supposed to be, deformity, limited range of motion, damage to the lower nerve root, upper and lower cervical disc and nerve issues, blah, blah. The bottom line and my primary goal to being here is that the "un-pained" people in my life don't, and in their defense, simply cannot understand and the frustration of the lack of connection is probably the most challenging piece to my coping. Grinning and bearing it has made me beyond weary. Does anyone out there relate?