Good evening. My name is Daniel and I'm 21 years old and recovering from a disc herniation in my l4/l5 region of my spine. I was injured almost two years ago on 07/06/13. Since then I've undergone two surgeries (micro-discectomy), chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture therapy, aquatic therapy, psychological therapy, a plethora of narcotics/nerve medications, and am currently involved with a pain management specialist. Six months ago I had my second surgery and still residing mostly in because of the chronic pain. The sciatica runs down both legs and I have a severe foot drop on my right side. All in all it's terribly depressing. None of my peers my age have had anything like this happen to them so it's crazy difficult to talk to them. I find it hard to communicate my pain with someone who doesn't have to feel the constant throb every couple seconds from my lower back to my feet. To get to the point I'm looking for people who suffer from the same type of pain that I do so that the days go by easier because I find that meaningful conversation makes me feel normal again and not so much in isolation. Anyway I hope to meet a lot of new individuals whom I may call my friends. Take care, everybody.