I have been on this site as a source of support and for guidance and information as all members have. In the past 16 months I went from being a healthy, active individual, in Feb I fell in july 2014 I had to have a simple procedure microdisectomy lead me through, several different medications, some which I had severe reactions too, 2 epidurals one leaving me with a "wet tap, the other just didn't work, 9 MRI's a bone scan, EMG, xrays, full blood panel, accusation of abuse, I've lost my job nearly lost my home, had to fight and be my own advocate to insist something was still wrong with me medically. I had numerous types of PT in the salt water on land and everything continued to make my pain increase. Which turns out I was right that finally one test which ive tried to post about, the discogram, was the only test to show I was having nerve damage due to the annular tear leaking on the nerve. Why this wasn't detected for 11 months I dk. I have never intentional offended anyone if you read my posts I have always tried to "in my own opinion" lend support advice ect. I am a kind person only 48 years old I've lost most my friends and family, because they don't know what its like or want to take the time to understand it, in 11 months. For anyone think my words were to be offensive it is far from that. Unfortunately that test lead me to a second surgery now a bone fusion, which now seems to have left me completely disabled. I have had many members PM me asking for help, sharing their kind words and vice versa, even thanking me.
I am nearly in tears.
I don't know why someone would report what my "opinion" may have been offensive I try to be sensitive to everyone. I thought thats what this site was developed for. Clearly I did. I will thank you all who have shared their painful stories its not easy to be on here and be vulnerable and make sure your saying things within the guidelines again thank you, who have asked for my help in my area of expertise. If you'd like to stay in touch outside of this website for those who weve developed a "spiney" friendship I wish you all the best leave me an email and I will keep in touch. I don't know who I offended that would warrant reporting me. I think we are going through very tough times, some completely new and unexpected like myself, and others who unfortunately have been dealing with this stuff for life times....its not only dealing with a physical ailment but mentally plays a toll on you as well. I believe freedom of speech but never intentional to hurt anyone I think we are going through enough of that already. I guess I'll just check in on a few of you periodically but will not longer contributing to the forums for fear something gets misconstrued. To whom every reported my PM as offensive I do not recall this conversation but do deeply apologize. I'm sure I was trying to empathize or comfort, or be able to speak more freely in a pm so we wouldn't offend others. Be well all...Continue to be your own advocate its the only power we have...
This can't be happening