I do think Jag and Lindaloo and Chart too covered just about of the the things that we all share. But isn't it funny we all live in different areas of the country, from New England to the North West to the Southwest to the Mid West, and all points north and south of there to Florida in the South East! We are as diversified as can be, and yet how many people do you know personally that you can see most every day with the same or similar types of problem that you have? I have met a few people with herniated lumbar disk, not many but a few. I have not met anyone with Thorasic disk problems, nor anyone that has had a Cervical disk fusion!. I thought I was a real rarity, until I got here. Heck over half the people here have that and most have more than just one fusion in their cervical spine, and quite a few more have lumbar and cervical fusions, and pain pumps and spinal stimulators, and are on some pain meds I have never heard of! Everyone is so different and each of us has such a different story! But yet we have CP that binds us all and with that CP comes all those other qualities that makes everyone here so special. Every time I welcome someone new I tell them how caring and compassionate everyone is! and how we are all like family! And We Are! No matter how small a persons pain is or how terribly big and bad, everyone is alway Welcomed with open Loving arms. For me the Person who originated this fun Daily Coffee Klatch, is also the person who brought me to this site, and introduced me to this Compassionate Loving Family! I can never Thank her enough for that!
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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