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Mar 19, 2009 - 0 comments




Well I see the lawyer regarding my SS case tomorrow. Since I filed and was denied, I have had 4 comfirmed disk herniations L2-3, L4-5(L5 Radiculopathy) and C5-6, C6-7 with impingment. I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel syndrome and had surgery on both hands(dec/jan) I have had 4 different arthroscopys on both knees and I am unable to work, I was a branch manager for 5 years and with the same company for 14 years. I  am not a lazy person and it drives me nuts not being able to work. But after my company closed and I was out of work I worked through a few temp. companies trying to make ends meet. I work for a few weeks and I can't move for a month. I pump myself full of pain meds and try to get through only making it worse every time.If anyone has gone through a similiar experience let me know its difficult enough going through this but my family has run out of patience and I feel very alone. I always worked, 50-75 hours a week and did side jobs as I worked as a carpenter for about 8 years when I was young.
please contact me.

The List Grows

Mar 05, 2009 - 0 comments




Well I thought I had enough problems with my health (Hypertension, hypothyroid, DDD herniations at L2-3 and L4-5 with L5 radiculopathy now I had an MRI (Cervical) and Iwas told I now have herniations with impingment at C4-5 C5-6. I had carpal tunnel surgery  dec5th left and Jan 16th on the right. It seems to never end I live in constant pain I take MS contin er 60mg twice a day a MSIR 4 times a day. I see my PCP monthly a Neurologist and have had over 12 epidural series over the last 8 years. But I'm told over and over agian that my Back problems are inoperarable, as the Degenrative disk disease will only continue to cause the disks to herniate over and over.
Anyone else In this situation please let me hear how you are dealing with it
Thanks you

1-9-09 Snow(storms) are painful

Jan 09, 2009 - 0 comments




A wonderful snowstorm in Toledo I can actually feel that wonderful ache in my joints as the snow falls. I used to build houses years ago and was outdoors year round, I loved it, now I dread it, it just hurts!!! Have a great weekend to all and to all a good night!!!

thursday 18th

Dec 18, 2008 - 0 comments


Hi It will be 2 weeks tomorrow since carpal tunnel surgery, so far going pretty good. I have some feeling returning in fingers, still sore at surgical site but thats to be expected. My back is killing me today, I'm going to a new neurosurgeon Jan. 27th, about my emg/ncv results which showed peroneal/peripherial nerve damage and radiculopathy, hoping for the best but I have come to no expect much after dealing with this for so long. I tried to attach a photo of my L4-5 herniation but don't know if you'll be able to see it, It really sticks out there, my wife ran her hand up my back last night and could feel it very easily.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Happy Holidays : )