I also want to welcome you to our forum, I think, and I do hope, that you will find we have a really great group of people here on this CP forum. Of course we can not cure you, but we can lend you a very warm, and compassionate, and caring, ear, and listen to you, and give you what advice that we may have, but mostly certainly give you all our support, and to let you know, that you are not alone, living with this nasty beast called "Chronic Pain"!!!!.
I must say you have my utmost respect, with all that you have been through, and continue to go through, and yet still have children, and then to top it off, to home school them no less! I congratulate You!!! My Youngest daughter is you age in fact she and her daughter ( who will be three in November) came and spent the day with me today, the first I have seen them in many many many months, ( they live close to five hundred miles away)! Anyway she is a nurse up at Mayo Clinic and her husband also works there! But she seems to have her hands full with just the one child, and she has no medical problems!!!. Here your her same age you have two kids, and so many surgeries, and spinal surgeries at that! Well...... I am impressed!!
southviewgirl I am sad that you have reason to come to our forum, but I am happy that you have found us! I do hope that you stick around and post and join our family here. I think of this forum, and all the folks that make it up, as my family, as do allot of the folks here, because there is always someone here for you, when you need it. Just like family!!! And since they also have chronic pain, they can not only sympathize with you, but even better, they can empathize with you! That makes a Huge difference!!!
So again I say Welcome to You southviewgirl! and I do wish you all the BEST!!!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- 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 I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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