About Me: Male, 62, Mt. Pleasant, SC, member since Dec 2008
Been dealing with degenerative disc disease; spinal stenosis; severe arthritis; and fibromyalgia for almost five years. I am still working, but hope to retire next year. I play the guitar to relax and get my mind off of the pain. I have a very supportive wife, a son in
[More] college, two married daughters, and a Jack Russel Terrier. My guitar is a Tanglewood made in China. The quality is near Gibson, Taylor, etc., but the price is half what those brands cost. I find life to be very hard right now and I am just hanging on with the hope that when I retire I will be better able to manage my conditions. I try to remember that there are a lot of folks out there dealing with a lot more than I am. Best wishes to all.
WOW 90% thats great news. I am very happy to hear that you are getting that much pain reduction. I am doing ok. My SCS unit is working at about 60% but I found out that I have re-injured L4-L5 and L5-S1 and now my only option becides living with this pain is to have fusion done. My Dr is great and talked to me about the good and bad that he has seen and heard of. I am starting a new job on the 13th of this month and right now am out on VSDI and I really just did it to **** off the company i was working for. But again its great to hear about the 90%. My wife says you need to make sure you dont do anything stupid like I did and re-injure yourself. Take care and I'll try and let you know whats going on later.
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