Let me also extend a very warm Welcome to you, this forum is the best! The people here are the most caring and compassionate folks I think I have ever met! I honestly don't think you will ever regret coming here! I do wish that you did not have a reason to visit here, I wish that for everyone that comes here, but I am happy that you found us!
I was going to tell you that I am from Illinois and we also have weather with 4 seasons in one day, plus a bankrupt state with a history of crooked governors. But with you being from Michigan ( I have many cousins that live there) I am sure you know all about living in a state with problems!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV