Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am very new to the whole chat thing so please bare with me. I am 3 weeks post discectomy on l5 and 9 weeks post cervical fusion of c4. I also have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthiritis, fibromialgia, kidney stones, and ulcers. So, I do not enjoy spilling it out that way, I try very hard to not talk about these things cause people usually just say "Oh you poor thing" or "Bless your heart" or something along those lines. I do not enjoy being pityed. But, when I was doing some research I discovered this chat area and my fiancee thought it was a good idea that I started talking about some of the problems that I face with people that understood better and that might have some words of wisdom. Well, thank you and glad to be apart of this.