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Hello, glad I found this site

Shell74Shell74 Posts: 300
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in New Member Introductions
I am so glad I found this site, its easy to navigate and seems to have tons of helpfull, non judgemental people.

Just a couple things about me. I am an Occupational Therapy Assistant and work in schools, although I am off now due to surgery. I am married with 2 kids, 4 dogs, 4 cats, 5 birds and lots of other critters.

After 8 years of almost constant back pain, I just recently had fusion surgery and am doing good. Old pain is gone, hopefully surgery pain will all subside soon.

Anyway, I am looking forward to talking with other members and keeping this site handy as a reference for my continueing recovery.

Take Care,


  • welcome to spine-health....
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,435

    for a spine-health site introduction, click on :

    welcome to spine-health

    if you have any questions, feel free to contact (pm) any one of the moderators here priestess , bruce , paulgla, dilauro

    the spine-health web site offers so much more than these member forums.
    check the various tabs at the top of the spine-health page and you will find so much that is offered here.

    please remember that all information you receive from members on this forum is not
    formal medical advise. you should always consult with your doctors.

    to get back to the forums, you can always click on forum home

    please feel free to contact me at rdilauro@gmail.com or send me a message
    you will find this site to be extremely helpful. not only in the technical information you can obtain, but the 'online' friendships you can develop. you will find that there are so many people that are basically in the same
    'boat' as you are in. having this audience to discuss this with sometimes is great medicines. here is where you will not get judged, people will not look at your as if you have 5 heads and 10 legs.
    we look forward to hearing more from you
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! =D> we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it is so good to hear you are having a successful recovery!! <:P check out the "Good News" forum for more successful surgeries. i am an animal lover myself. :X i have a 3 year old boxer who i spoil terribly. what is wrong with that though? =)) good luck in your recovery and keep us posted. Jenny :)
  • you sound like my kind of person as I am also an animal lover. What kind of birds do you have?
  • What birds dont I have, lol? Scarlet Macaw, Moluccan/Sulfer Crested Hybrid Cockatoo, Yellow Nape Amazon, Eclectus's male and female.

    My birds are loving it that I am home, we have full conversations, although they all seem the same. Hello, OK, how are you, where is the phone, good bye, Mom, What, step up, shut up, No, juts a little bit of what my day consists of.

    What kind of birds do you have? Arent they great!
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