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Me Too!

 Hey everyone! I am 53 years YOUNG.I am married to my sweet love & best bud for 32 years-He is a Certified Executive Chef-he rocks , love it!We have 3 grown kids 2 girls both married Kim is 30 & a sign Interpreter they live in Phoenix, Elizabeth is 28 married to a seargent in the 173 Airborne in the Army they live in Italy.She is a school teacher with her masters in education. Dan our son is 24,a former Sergeant in the Marine corps. I worked in the resturant/hospitality business 33 years. I also was in Sales & I loved selling cars & Trucks-loved test driving all those babies.But returned back to waitressing -3 yrs. ago last nov. I went in for a Chiro tune up before the Christmas demands.Unfortunately my life changed forever.I had a mini stoke,( blunt trauma to my neck,) I now have Occipito Cervical Displacement Disorder, Cervical Myeolopathy, D.D.D.(preexisting). C5,6&7 herniated, now causing an indentation in the spinal cord. L4&5 herniatiated as well as S1& the lumbar disc above that. Surgeons will not do surgery it is too high risk.I can no longer do things that I could even do a year ago. It is a progressive thing the Myeolopathy, somedays I dropped things, walk crooked, legs weak-YADDDA< YADDA.I obviously can not work, so I am trying to develop new skills (talents unknown?) I love to write, also Poetry, exercise, but that has been on hold for a while Unfortunately. I love to read, & research many varities of things.I love dogs I have  2, one is a rescue dog,(Ernie) he has made so much progress & is happy & that is rewarding. My son gave me a Great Dane puppy-huge giant-loving & gentle. His name is Dallas- He just turned 9 months old the 7th -I know I bit off more than I can chew with this puppy monster- but we our so "in love with Dallas" I also am a Netflix Addict, and a avid Chicago Bears fan.I am grateful for family & friends & everyone on this great web sightLaughing

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Well -- My Turn

Even though I have been here for a while I guess I will let everyone know who is answering questions and sharing information.

I am married and the mother of 2 beautiful girls. Jade & Tyler. I married my high-school lover and we have been together almost 12 years. Like a lady said before (above me some where) One day I was having pain in my back ( I really felt like I couldn't poop...lol)and just fell out. For years the doctors couldn't figure it out. After my second child it happened again but much worst and after many many tests they showed a herniated disc (L4/5) and degenerative disc disease. The Dr.'s too kept saying I was to young and that this shouldn't be happening. I too was 23 maybe 24. They started me on Vicodin and through a few years as my tolerance built I kept moving up. When they noticed that the disc was now bulging and cracked I was given the option to try and replace the disc with a fake one. Because I am very small statured they decided that I wouldn't be a good candidate and said that the fusion was my best bet. I pondered over this for a year and decided that it was worth a try. Right now I am full of metal, pins,a cage and numerous other parts that very kindly set off the metal detectors! LOL I have had NO pain relief and the disc below is slowly following the same path. With the weight of the metal and the inability to move that part of my spine ensures that I will have no choice but to go back in. I think that I am in more pain than ever and they are still trying to get the doses and such correct. I used to be the Director for a before and after school extended learning program but since October I resigned because I felt awful for being unreliable when I was having bad days. Now I play Sims and am a PTA Mom. Still very active in the school for my girls and do anything that I can. I think I have a good sarcastic sense of humor about my ailments but as anyone knows when your in pain 90% of the time you can only fake it so much. Having to quit my job and no longer help financially has hurt my ego but I hope one day that will change.

Well that's me! I love this site because no judges and the majority of the people that are here help with their hearts and souls! I am just glad to be a part of it! 

Danielle ~~~ in the lovely state of Florida

*** All replies to questions/comments are of my own opinion. I do not and have not ever worked in the medical field.

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danielle

what part of florida do you live in.. i lived all over in florida, i helped the hurricane victims all i could.. was helping roof houses (which is hard work lol.. but anything for people in need.. i lived in winter haven, lake wales, all over the place.. it was quite a life changing experience for me.. i love helping people... i lived a few other places too.. just wondering if i may have been in the same area as yourself.

 

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 Hi Ash .. I am about 15 miles north of Clearwater,  Holiday to be exact. I too have help the victims of the hurricanes but mostly with food & supplies. I don't think I could ever in good conscience not help when it is needed.

Danielle ~~~ in the lovely state of Florida

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I am a 27 yr old mother of two with alot of pain, although I have just started seeing the dr. for it.  Some days I have trouble getting out of bed.  My mother has degenerative disc disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis so I would imagine they will find something that I don't want to hear that it is.  I found this website when I was trying to figure out what kind of pill a friend of mine found in a bottle in her bathroom and liked the way everyone treated each other and decided to join. Laughing 

*No medical experience, all comments strictly my opinion.

                                              Anjelika Lee

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hello

Nice Modest Mouse Quote!!! The Moon and Antartica is an amazing albulm. "were gonna shake the ice hand"

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Im sort of a new age hippie as well. Do you like Ani DIfranco, andrew bird, Ben Folds, Jack Johnson,Bob Marley, Ben Harper, The Shins or anything like that??? Im from alabama, and one of my favorite things to do is go to this reggae festival In tennesee called "Camp Reggae" It is so beautiful we camp out there for like a week at the time and this really cool band called the Nattie Love Joys plays there.... anyways I will stop rambiling on for now.

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Hello

Hello

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 Welcome Matt & Angie!!! It's always nice to see new faces!! If you have any questions feel free to ask!!!

Danielle ~~~ in the lovely state of Florida

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Thank You Danielle!

I'm not a pharmacist or medical doctor. Any advice/comments I make are just my opinion. I've never worked in the past/currently work for any legal (j/k ;) medical or pharmaceutical agency.