As a 60-yr old CO native, I have had my share of 'spills" participating in many sports. I now am diagnosed w/ osteoarthritis, DDD, lumbar stenosis and thoracic or lumbar radcuiis.
I have put the surgery off 4 approx. 2 yrs. In 2015 I received 4 sets of cortisone (which I have been receiving for the last 5 yrs ) ok...why am i scared?? I have ZERO patience and i just recovered from a TKR (04/01/2014).. AND I was just informed of plans for an " additional spinal fusion" w/ a min. of 4 days in hospital? Thank you SOOOO much for your "tips & tricks"...it was a blog similar to this that helped me survive my knee recovery.