I'm a 42 year old male, 95kg and 6ft3. I used to have a normal life (scuba diving, photography, dirtbikes and all the other boy things).
In the last 4 years, I've had 2 x cervical fusions and 2 x lumber fusions, one being a double and then a redo (can't say too much, gone legal) and had to have a debridement after the lumber redo.
Just got out after my last cervical fusion.
My surgeon tells me that I need to wait a few years for the lumber surgery(s) to heal. Does this sound right?
How do you people cope?
I get smashed, sorry to say. It seems to be less painful if I smoke weed. I am paranoid about o'ding on the pills, but damn it hurts. I have to take 5 different pills per day and I am somewhat freaked out about destroying my liver after seeing documentaries on tv about what pills do to your liver. Yeah, I know all there is to know about the weed, but, at least I die happy. Its illegal where I am, but I don't care.
Its hard to find people to talk to when your life is over. Psycho's don't seem to help and a friend suggested that I look for others like me.
Anyways, sorry for raving, but this in the intro area & I guess I had to share the 5 op's I've had. I looked at the Forum topics and I fall into each one!
More titanium steel in me than a modern car.....