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I felt so alone before I found this site. I want to thank everyone who is brave enough to share when they are at their wits end. I go back in forth with how much longer I can continue on. Most people I know, think I don't suck it up. I even get down on myself because I listen to them thinking "I should be able to suck it up more". Finding this site, reading peoples frustration and pain, Wow. I'm not alone in the emotional pain that pain causes. So to all of you who have the guts to express your thoughts and feelings about how this affects you..... THANK YOU!


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    edited 05/07/2013 - 6:00 PM
    hello ms kiki,
    You will find this journey is like an emotional rollercoaster but is indeed a learning experience that is never ending. You are not alone here as there are so many that have similar symptoms and can share with you how they have coped. We all have issues that vary but we can always find others who have it a lot worse than us, those are the ones that need our support.
    Welcome to S-H, hope it has the support & information you seek.
    take care,
  • Ahh, thank you Ranger!
  • Charm, I'm slowly finding you are point on when it comes to this site. Thanks to you and one or two others I'm here on this site and posting. I always enjoy your posts to everyone. They always make sense with compassion. :)
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    I am sure that you will find your time on Spine-Health very rewarding. This site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and continues to grow.
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    - As a bonus, Spine-Health provides these patient forums. Here is where you can meet thousands of other people who understand and can relate to your situation. You will soon become part of the Spiney family who provide comfort and the advantages of a Support System. You are now part of this family that is approximately 20,600 International members and growing daily.

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