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Hi there, Im steve (aka. chronically pained)

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello everyone, Im new here. Im Steve, and Im from the east coast of Canada. Im serving in the Canadian Forces ( for now...) Im in my early 30s, married with 3 awesome kids and I suffer from Chronic pain.
I was in a severe auto collision almost 2 years ago, where I suffered a fractured spine. Since then, its healed alright, although I do have daily low back pain and stiffness.
My chronic pain is from the subsequent nereve damage and sciatica Im experiencing. The left side of my buttocks and legs are killing me constantly. Sitting is like torture for me.
My psychologist suggested I join a group like this as a way to share my feelings and emotions. As well as a pain journal. Ive been keeping alot of my feelings inside becuase I feel like its too depressing to talk about how I feel all the time.
I also suffer from PTSD and Severe depression. Yaaaay, lol.
I have just started a blog on wordpress. I call it www.chronicallypained.wordpress.com

I intend to use that as like a pain journal, but also a place like this where we can talk and share our feelings.

I feel like I am trapped in a dark cloud and I cant get out. I look forward to meeting all of you.


  • Hey I'm new here to however I've aready learned some new things to help me. How to strech in new ways, how to talk to others about my pain. about the meds I'm on. talking to my doc about things and trying to stay up beat. also about my new normal. 8} FUN FUN. Nice to meet you. Good to you and yours!!!
  • This is a good support forum to help support you when you need it. Thanks for serving your country also. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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