About Me: Female, 41, Merritt Island, FL, member since May 2009
I love to fish (offshore) and kayak and swim and I try to be as normal as possible despite the pain I deal with daily. I am married and we have 3 crazy dogs...they are the best!!!!
Let's see, about the issues and pain I deal with...I was in a car accident in 1999 (I was rear ended while stopped by someone going 35 to 45 mph and had an old car with bench seats, so basically no head rest. My head snapped back and literally hit my back..I believe I was knocked out as well...but don't know.) I initially had a slight bulge at C3-C4 and had tons of muscle pain (whiplash) that never ended. By 2003, that slight bulge had literally exploded into about 10 pieces and I had to have a fusion at C3-C4. Supposedly I was also born with a birth defect where I have an extra lumbar disc and vertebrae (L6) which for some reason L5-L6 and L6-S1 fused themselves together on the right side. I never knew this until after the accident when I began having pain in my leg and lower back. (I had my foot on the brake so it must have set things off...) Anyways, the docs didn't believe there were issues until I found my neck surgeon in 2003 who sent me to a new Pain Doc for a Discogram. Well that confirmed that the discs at L5-L6 & L6-S1 were bulging/herniated as I about flew off the table when the dye was injected!! My surgeon wanted to fuse my lower back then, but I held off...I so don't want to go there...A few months ago though I found out that I have moderate nerve damage in both my legs, especially my right one. So between the knotted muscles, numb tingling hands/arms, pain that is like fire between my shoulders and up my neck, and the odd feelings and occasional pain in my butt and legs, that is my life. I am trying to be as normal as possible, but lately...that seems almost like a feat I cannot manage!! But I keep a smile on my face! :)
Hey got your message. Uh oh what did it say, thats not a good thing if it has worsened. What do they say? Try re at ***@**** we can use more word here. E-mail me with the report findings and what they say.
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