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Hello all who read this:) My name is LaShawn and I feel very depressed when my pain comes on. It happens sooo fast. I have 2 plates in my neck and 2 titanium rods from T2 to L2 with almost 30 screws. ALL of my S- vertebrate have naturally fused. I grew almost 2in after surgery. I get soo down i have to think about what my husband told me "it's not just your life" it's NOT just my life so i push forward with this pain. I pray I am strong enough, can i make it 30 more years like this, who will this pain turn me into in the future. I feel like i am being tortured daily, I wake up and the first feeling I get is PAIN. I cry all the time and say please GOD all the time. I am going to get a portable steam room for about $95 on amazon and see if that helps me a bit. I have tried bee venom which helps but I think getting stung will help better. I am searching for a bee farm in my area to see if that will be an option for me this summer. I am excited to get to know all of you. Also, I work from home so for a customers support company so work is possible. Medical marijuana helps my pain with in seconds and helps my mental state. I have never smoked it but we tried it and i wanted to cry because it worked and I felt like I put myself through pain by not trying this sooner. It only takes 60 secs and I go from a 12 in pain to a 4 with in minutes. My hubby had to tell me I was talking and I had stopped crying. It's not a cure but it works for my pain and my mental state when pain happens. I need something else, the marijuana helps my pain but not the knots and muscle spasms. Thats where the steam comes in. Steam in the shower helps fast as well. So, I guess I am trying to put together some tools that I can use to HELP BATTLE PAIN.

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