Wow, you have a lot going on! I'm so sorry that your plate is so full but as my two friends above have said, you have come to the right place! We are a diverse group who shair one major problem, we are all in pain from one cause or another. We all try to help each other with support, compassion, and trust. Lots of us talk about our other problems that are related to our physical problems like depression, family problems, stress, insomnia and many others. You can just jump right in with pretty much what ever is bothering you on any given day as long as you abide by the forum rules and you will get a responce by someone in a short time who is or has been there with advice or just a friendly hug> we are big on cyber hugs here! Believe it or not, they really do help! I love this forum and the people in it, They are there for me when no one else is. They are like family to me! I don't know too much about the other forums except the prostate cancer forum which helped me through a very tuff period in my life. I'm sure others will stop by to introduce themselfs shortly. Please stay with us, I'm sure you will be helped by the others.
Your New Friend,
PS> I have some simmilar problem, I just had a cervical fusion, I need a left hip & knee replacement and my lumbar spine is also a mess. If I can help in anyway, please ask!!!
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Thailand and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops!