I doubt that my problems are the worst, but right now i would trade almost anyone or anything. It all Started Jan. 2010 with really bad headaches/migraines. Then one day in Aug 2010 I woke up and couldn't open my mouth wide enough to put one finger between my teeth. Since then I've seen 15 plus medical professionals, acupuncture, acoustical healing,2 physical therapy, 2 different pain managements, 3 or 4 neurologists, 1 neurosurgeon, 2 oral surgeons, 3 reg drs i think, um.. 1 psychologist, 1 psychiatrist, 2 tmj specialists and i probably missed some in there. Anyway Im Zach, 25yrs old expecting my first child in about 5 weeks (terrified with the state i'm in). I haven't been able to work since jan 13 2011 and missed a lot of work before that. I worked for my father at a small family business with no disability insurance, and disability still hasn't made a decision to help me or not nor job and family services. i'm sorry i haven't gotten to the point. 4 weeks ago i had spinal surgery on my c2 vertebrae to remove a tumor they thought (after an mri and c/t) was only a cm in diameter and it ended up being the size off 2 lima beans side by side. The surgery consisted of a vertical incisions on my neck then moving the pulling/moving the muscles to the side and cutting out a bone. Then cutting the legion off my spinal cord in hopes to relieve some of the catastrophic pain i've been going through for so long. Im sorry if i'm all over the place i've never done this before and im crying while typing. ok so painwise.. I wake up and go to bed everyday with a migraine if im lucky it is a bad headache. even before surgery all of this was the same. my back, neck, spine, shoulder, and chest all in chronic pain with trigger points and never ending knots that destroy me. sometimes shooting pains that drop me to my knees. i also have tmj if you didn't catch on. so my jaw is constantly in pain and i am very limited in what i can eat and how i can sleep and talking hurts etc..if you know about tmj. pre surgery my legs where always in pain and weak i would fall every once in a while. post surgery i've fallen 5 times and im numb (like when your hands/legs/feet fall asleep, needle feeling) from my waist down and my hands. i cant feel my privates and have had issues with using the bathroom. my source of income is zero. i've been reling on family donations and i'm draining them. my mind is shredded from all this stress. idk now why i wrote this maybe to get stuff off my chest. maybe someone here will have help or advice. i don't know where to go now. the surgery was at cleveland clinic...and i cannot tell you how terrible my experience there was. the messed up all of my normal meds i take my anxiety and depression and even my pain meds and everything. idk sorry its so long im new.