About Me: Male, 61, Long Beach, CA, member since Jul 2012
I have a history of Degenerative Joint/disk disease. I had an operation where metal was put into my back to help correct some of the issues I was having but complications arose 5 years later and the metal has to be taken out. Now I still have issues with this disease an
[More]d sometimes steroid shots help. I went to an orthopedic surgeon who did a lot of work on my back with out any side effects from surgery or paralysis. Do the research, understand what the disease it and read all you can. Find a doctor who can give you straight answers and no dope medication. The medication sometimes will work and other times will not. Don't just take a doctors word for it. Take the time to understand what causes disease like this and what the drugs can and cannot do. Accept the idea that you can never be pain free but the mind is stronger than the drugs. Use this power to center yourself and DON'T give up just because of pain. Yes it is rough but the alternative of living on drugs wears thin when you body no longer feels relief from the drugs. Thanks for listening...best of luck!!!!
You deserve a big hug! I do wish you luck with your camera. Follow your "gut". Capture what you see as beauty, whatever it may be... others will see it too. You are too kind, thanks again for your sweet words.
Thank you! I appreciate your kind comments on my photos. I just hold the camera, God created this beauty. The scenery is indescribable on The Gulf of Mexico. We live just steps from the Beach. I have an awesome Nikon d3000 camera. I'll be up grading it this fall, if funds permit. :o) It's truly a great instrument. It was the last gift my daddy gave me (material wise) before his death in 2010. So it's special to me and I'll not part with it, even when I upgrade. I enjoy reading your posts and comments.I look forward to getting to know you better. If you haven't been told before I want you to know that I think you're a true asset to MedHelp and it's members.
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