It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test
The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
New Members, Please read our Forum Rules before submitting your first discussion
New here, would love support and to also give support from my experience.
Hello there is had a total spine reconstruction surgery going on 3 years now, wow! T4 - S2. I still go to PT off and on and am in pain all the time. I do not take pain meds, stopped 2 years now. I was afraid of addiction. Although the pain reminds me I am still alive it's depressing and debilitating at times though and I loose valuable family time. I keep saying this is my life now move on but I struggle sometimes with what I can't do. I shouldn't and should focus on what I still can do, when I can anyways.
I am disabled from ever working again and have been struggling with trying to figure out the new me. What is my meaning now and why is it so hard to reinvent myself? I try new hobbies but fail due to what, I don't know. Life at times stinks but it could be worse and so I am now in a place where I can talk about my surgery the before the after and the now. It's been a difficult time but I am a fighter and I will win. I also hope to help others.
I would love it if you at least say hello. Don't be shy to ask questions, I have been through alot and still have a ways to go.
Live, love, laugh, it could always be worse.