I have been following spine health since my first surgery in 09' and truly has helped me cope especially after me second surgery last year. My first surgery was a c6/7 total disc arthroplasty after a massive disc hernia tigon that was misdiagnosed as muscle pain. At that time I had lost approx 50% of my tricep muscle and had significant hollowing in my pectoral muscle and bicep. The recovery was hard needless to say and having a young child it was hard and what an emotional roller coaster. Fast forward to 2013 I had a l5-s1 discectomy. That one I recovered relatively quickly but then I am extremely stubborn to the point of fault. I have started playing soccer again which makes me happy because to be perfectly honest I am tired of being a patient. However I am still in pain and my doc has uncovered evidence that I may have another issue with my t3/4. The thing is at my age 31 it is very uncommon to have both surgeries, and no one one seems to give me an answer to why this is happening. It is extremely frustrating to say the least, and unfortunately I know that I am in pain and I should stop, but it is very hard for me to say that. Over the last five years my ability to deal with stressors is extremely deminished and well I have a very short fuse which can and has gotten me into trouble. I am wonder if any of you could give me some advice on how not to be in pain and if anyone else has had these reactions? Thank you in advance.