Seeing as several people are giving short bios here is mine.
I am an 80 year old man, named Mannie,with five children, twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. I came to this forum due to being prescribed Oxycontin which I was on for only a month. By month's end I had had enough of the stuff and went c/t. It was at that point, when the withdrawal began that I realized what everyone here is going through. In researching withdrawal etc. on the internet, I accidentally came across this forum which turned out to be a life saver and the best thing that could have happened. The following days as you know were not exactly a walk in the park. It took me about two months, with all the help from the wonderful people here, to get back to normal. For this I will always be grateful to all. There are really no words that that can say enough in regards to all the help and support I received here, so I hope a simple a simple "Thank you," will do. Keep the faith people.
Sorry to hear of your back problems. I have something similar (post polio syndrome) and have learned I can no longer go shopping because of the cement floors in the businesses. A few minutes on those floors and I am in serious pain.
I am the father of six and we have eight grandchildren with another due in June.
I am now in Week 9 of w/d and recovery. The only "challenges" left are sleeping through the night and regaining my energy.
Let's keep in touch.