Hi my name is Debbie. I live in Melbourne Fl. I ran across this site and started reading some of your blogs.
To begin with, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I have waited 2 years for back surgery, will finally get after going through much turmoil. After 5 doctors, epidermals, meds, now Morphine, depression, giving up work after 32 years and my husband getting prostate cancer, almost did me in. The cost of trying to "fix" the problem is expensive. And just when I thought it couldn't get worse, we lost our home after 25 years. I swear the pain only worsened with stress. Thankfully I was Abel to get on disability and I found a top Dr. Who was the first in the US to do stem cell operations, that's what I'll be getting. xxat yyy. has patients all over the world. I don't care if I have to pay $25.00 a month the rest of my life, it's better than looking down the road, in a wheel chair. The take bone marrow from the hip bone and fuse it into the spine between the disk, this is better because it's from your body. The bones take longer than the cadaver bones they use with less infection or rejection. Don't get me wrong, I'm scared but after everything we've been through, I have to try. The depression, insomnia, bowl problems, has to be better than this. It's like you have no control of your life. I can't drive so now I've had my freedom taken away. I swear I'm being tested and I'm sure there's others worse than I, but your not alone. There r so many suffering from back problems and they have to make a living, but if you've worked hard most of your life then at least try to get some disability if you can, you worked and paid for it that's why it's there. It could help take the stress off and stress leads to more problems especially pain. I do have compassion for all of you suffering as you r, but maybe if we help each other it will make it easier to bare. Please write back, Debbie
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