We all have our up and down times, I know I certainly have had mine! I have been on this forum for quite awhile now, (not as long as some, but longer than others) and for me this forum has been a real Godsend! It is not just knowing that I am not alone with my pain, (but that really does help allot too!) but the support and advice I have gotten over the years has been invaluable! Since joining this forum I have had two fusions in my cervical spine, and framinotomy in my lower back and went through a divorce, and just recently an implanted pain pump, and through it all, the kind compassionate folks here on this forum have always been with me, lending me their ears and listening, and giving me their support! That means allot! More than anyone can imagine!
Here on this forum, we all help each other! And I think that in it's self, is helpful! At least for me it is! I feel trying to help others, is.... I guess.... for lack of a better term, it's: ""therapeutic""! Also hearing about their problems and what they have been through, puts my experiences more into perspective! As bad as I think some things are for me, there is always somebody who has it allot worse! In a weird type of way, just knowing that, helps me cope with my problems????? I hope that makes sense!
Anyway this site and forum is definitely a good place to come when your feeling down, and or frustrated with your pain, and condition, no matter what the cause or type! There is always someone here to listen and lend a helping hand!
And I still thank "Chutz" for introducing me to this fantasic forum and web site!
Moderator Chronic Pain
I retired from the USAF, in Sept, 1991. I went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, I worked on Oncology and Med Surg , I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002! Diagnosed with: DDD, herniated Disk at T12, L3/4; C3/4 Posterior Articular Joint fusion Nov 2010; C5/6 ACDF Sep 2009; C6/7 ACDF Mar 1985; Ulcerative colitis; Chronic Pain; Complex Sleep Apnea; and host of other things! I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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