About Me: Male, 63, 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.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.