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Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
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Newbie Here with DDD

Hi Everyone,
First of all, this is great! I have been searching the web for some sort of forum to talk about spine issues. My issue is that I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease last summer with it focusing on my L4-L5 S1 area. After months of PT, exercise and diet, I was seen by my doctor last week for spinal fusion surgery on l4-l5 and s1. I'm currently taking Vicodin at night for pain so I can at least sleep. During the day I'm not taking anything and dealing with the pain. Nothing works on me so I figure, why keep taking it if it doesn't work? I've tried Neproxin, Motrin, Amix(sp?) and Vicodin.

The surgery isn't until May since I am a full time student and my semester doesn't end until the latter half of May. I work part time and I'm a single mother. I'm full of questions, and wanted to see what kinds of things worked for others who have had this surgery.

What did you do at home? Did you go to a rehab hospital if your house wasn't conducive to your limitations? Was there adaptive equipment available to you at the time of discharge?

Those are just some questions....

Thanks for reading.
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