O.K. I guess I have to admit that I am not invinceable. I have my first appt. with a spine surgeon tomorrow and I have no idea what to expect. After having really strong back pain for a few years, along with some really awesome lower right back spasms, I started with these rolling chest pains and aching that would not quit. A few weeks ago, I was certain I was having a heart attack and went to the ER. They said that my heart was fine and that they had seen a two centimeter mass that appears to be a bone spur on my t-spine behind my heart, and that all my symptoms are likely a result of that. I put off dealing with the pain issues for so long mostly because i have addiction issues and I do not want to let that monster out again so I just sucked it up and pretended all was well. Now, the back pain and spasms are constant and the chest pains are daily, so here we go. I had a staph infection that nearly killed me 10 years ago from a knee surgery and have been told there may be residual issues from that. I have done enough research on all this to be absolutely scared to death. I have been surfing this site for a few weeks and read so many heartbreaking stories that I cant read any more. My love to all of you as you fight the pain.