hi all, i am a 57 year old male ,until 2010 i was a hard working guy ,have worked all my days.i used the gym 3 times a week and enjoyed life (married with kids). i had fought arthritis for years but would not give up work or the gym. that all changed when i was hit with extreme back pain. after a year of tests and all kinds of pain relieve i was finally given an mri scan which showed epidural lipomatosis. my life has totally changed now no work no gym and a life of constant pain. now trying to fight depression ,but going from a fully active life to this is hard to bear.