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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
I never knew someplace like this existed! Hi everyone, my name is Meg. I am 24 years old and live in Dublin, Ireland right now. I just had my second back surgery which was very serious and I had my first after a serious show jumping fall when I had just turned 20.

right now I'm dealing with chronic pain, weight gain, side affects from pain medicine, etc.

It is really touching to read everyone's stories and I am so happy I found a place where there are people that understand.

I look fine from the outside and it's really hard for people who haven't been through it to understand the pain and immense struggles that go along with having back pain and surgery/surgeries. I can't count the number of times a friend has said, not thinking; "I know how you feel, I had a pinched nerve before, it hurts!"

I'm struggling right now with pain management and I'm going to post in that forum to see if someone has any advice.

Thanks for listening guys.

Your friend in both pain and recovery,


  • Welcom to spine-health...
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    You will find only kindness and caring here. This is a great bunch of people full of information that they are glad to share.
    I just love it when people tell me that they know how I feel. I want to say "Really? I don't see a scar on your neck. Your surgeon must have been really good!" You can't know it until you go through it. That's what I say.
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it is so nice to have you here from clear around the world. we have members here from the UK i know. that is close to you! perhaps they will stop by. =D> please make yourself at home. check out the different forums and see what fits you. your kindness will be greatly rewarded here on the forum. good luck and i hope to see you around! Jenny :)
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    Welcome to the forums! I hope that you can find some answers that you are looking for. I know what you are saying about people saying they know how you feel :T :T .

    Nice to meet you! :)
  • I can certainly understand weight gain and the meds that cause it. See you around. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • I am glad that you found us because you will find lots of understanding and caring people here.
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