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backpainsince98bbackpainsince98 Posts: 14
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
Just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Stephanie. I am 33 and have suffered with DDD and 3 herniated discs for 10 years. I had surgery in 2006 after 4 surgeons would not touch me...I finally found a spinal surgeon willing to help. I had microdiscectomy but it was not successful. I am to the point that I am in pain 24/7 and am still teaching school (kindergarten) and have a 4 year old at home. I have been reading your site for a while and finally decided to join tonight. Look forward to chatting with everyone. :-)


  • welcome to spine-health...
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry your surgery was unsuccessful. i don't know how you do it with a child and teaching children. your pain level must be very high. ~X( have you thought about the pain patch or even a pump? i really don' like to see anyone suffer so much!! :''( i have DDD as well and use conservative measures to help with the pain. please look around and make yourself at home. good luck with your future pain treatments. Jenny :)
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  • sorry to hear of your troubles and also at such a young age. i hope u can find some useful info here and i will pray for you to be pain free.
  • I too had an unsuccessful microD last year. And you still teach and have 4 year old? I truly admire you. I hope that you can find some relief soon.
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