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Well another newbie!!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in New Member Introductions
Well what to say? I am 30 year olds from southeast missouri the ozarks. I am a year out from my first back surgery, fusion of the l5 and s1. I have pain all day ever day, its like a monster that follows me around everwhere, you just cant get rid of it. I am a mother and wife and I have a nursing degree but a bad back has dampend that dream.
I have a long list of this is wrong and that is wrong, but another time for that.


  • :H Welcome to the forum my dear! Whenever you feel like talking, we are here! I hope someone can tell you something that helps! Take care and God bless!

    Evelyn :H
    Had PLIF in 2008 and a Laminectomy. One level fusion, L4-L5.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry to hear you have had to put your dreams aside for now. :''( being a pain patient is all consuming sometimes. i do hope you find some comfort being around others who are suffering as you are :D please feel at home here! good luck as you seek pain relief! i hope one day your dream will come true! :X i have a friend here who is a nurse and thought she could no longer work. she now working in an office with patients in a job she can do. it can happen for you as well!! =D> Jenny :)
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,584

    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 as your read post from other members that you situation is very similar. many people experience pain after surgery.. its all not that uncommon and you will hear from members who have this and are finding ways to control and manage it.
    without knowing the specifics regarding your spinal situation, its difficult to provide any more insight.
    good luck and welcome aboard
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Your name really caught my attention. I am so sorry that you have joined the ranks of the chronic pain sufferers. Do you see a pain management doc to at least control some of your pain? That is where I finally ended up and have actually had some relief. Good luck and please keep us posted.
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