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I Have a Back Injury

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    I've injured my back twice

    now within the last year and a half, among other things, but I'll focus on my back specifically for this. The first time it happened I was working for a retail warehouse that sells home improvement supplies, worked on the freight team. Regular day of unloading freight from the...
    KashikH KashikH 18-21 Jul 1

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    4 Wheeler Accident

    When I was 8, my stepfather and the rest of the family were riding on a 4 wheeler.  We were going up this really steep hill and it flipped.  It landed on my head and squished me down into the ground.  When I became aware again, the 4 wheeler was being lifted...
    LoralieBird LoralieBird 22-25, F Oct 17, 2010

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    Dead Bodies Hurt!

    I've been heavily involved in the emergency services for over 15 years now. My back injury occurred very early on- we were called to do a body recovery for a male who decided after being told that afternoon he was terminal, to lay down in front of a moving train. Trains are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2012

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    Interstate

    I was an Interstae truckie on the east coast of Australia. well south east anyways.and injured my lower back 090609 and have been through so much **** its unbelivable. Well not to people with this me too stamp. but anyways had the op and ripped out two discs put in some titanium...
    goodman72 goodman72 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2012

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    In the 8th grade, the school's nurses did all the grades (6,7,8)health checks for any back problems. I was next in line and I already knew I got back pain issues. Then exams all...
    manotham manotham 13-15, F Jul 1

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    So tired of this. I'm only 32 but I've had back issues since I was 12 after repeatedly lifting 70 lbs boxes. It severely messed up my back and and has followed me throughout my...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I feel I am 5000 years old. Every bone is creaking and cracking, heating pad not helping. And my muscles feel like the claymation artists forgot to let the pieces go back to their...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F Jun 30

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    I am considering having back surgery, but really unsure at this point, due to others horrible stories. I go in Monday for a MRI to finally get some insight as to what is really the...
    markles32 markles32 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I was in the ER at the VA with my husband. He had a problem with his foot. He needs to stay off of it for at least 4 days. He is worried about his job. He thinks he will lose it if...
    aradia11 aradia11 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    About a month and a half ago a bench fell on my foot at work as a custodian. 5 and a half foot drop, 75 pound bench. Tomorrow I finally get my MRI, and I am so excited that I cant...
    kbarber kbarber 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    People suffer from personal injuries every single day. Whether it is at home or in the grocery store, you can be a victim any day. However, in order to get compensated for your...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Jul 7

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    Personal injury attorneys help people that have sustained injuries from others. In a lot of cases, the lawyers must work on battling vehicle owners or insurance companies. When you...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M a week ago

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    I'm Brian and I suffered a trumatic brain injury on August 23rd 1989. I was playing high school football and was hit and they say I started complaining of a serious headache and 5...
    Majerle1972 Majerle1972 41-45, M Jun 25

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    I lost consciousness as his fist descended upon my face, into my left eye socket. This happened repeatedly. Sometimes it feels like it happened endlessly. I died believing I was...
    Thisoneman Thisoneman 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    The day it started was when I got a knee injury. I used to be a very active kid. I did always love pudge but wasn't ready to gain yet. But I still loved it. Anyways, I was...
    FlabPack FlabPack 26-30, M Jun 26

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    A little of two years ago I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle and suffered a MTBI. I also ruptured my ear drum. I thought the vertigo, dizziness, bouncy vision I was...
    Martin1212 Martin1212 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    In January I was put in a medically induced coma. Both lungs collapsed, kidneys failed, and all sorts of other things went completely wrong. Long story short, it didn't look too...
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    How To Stop Loving Someone Who Does Not Love You. 1. When he starts distancing himself from you, do not restring bridges with your own sinew. You will find yourself two months...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    "Full House" Oh man, it's not getting easier... Back in January, my brother-in-law's friend, Tyler, was experiencing issues back at home with his mother. On top of that, his...
    takethispain takethispain 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed Feb 2014. I'm 53 yrs old. I have been married 34 yrs to a wonderful man. The mother of 5 grown children and grandmother of 10 grandchildren. I have had epilepsy...
    GRSears GRSears 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    PMDD is maddening and exhausting to go through. I wish I would have came across this site several days ago when I was in my Pmdd mindset. What a whirl-wind of 4-5 days it takes...
    Pamij Pamij 31-35, F 29 mins ago

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    At job interviews I have to wear long sleeves, I don't like wearing eye catching bracelet or short shorts. When I was teen I made a lot of mistakes and one of them was self injury...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F a week ago

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    September 2010: Sometime this month, without knowledge, I conceived my second child. I was living in Dodge City, KS with my ex fiancé and his son. We were constantly fighting and...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It all started when I got really bad pains in my joints every day it was a new pain somewhere else. To be honest everyone thought I was crazy I knew something was wrong. So a few...
    HannahdawnK HannahdawnK 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Three years ago I developed an eating disorder. I barely ate anything and lost 10 kg. Then after a while I started bingeing and purging and gained back weight. I really wanted to...
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    My dear, How do I escape feeling trapped in a reality I can't get out of? How do I escape the feeling of shallowness and emptiness? How do I summarize life? Like this: People...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I Fight Suicide Everyday: Everyday before the electric rooster crows and before I wipe my eyes and scratch my balls I am taunted by the horrors that rage. I see the bodies and...
    SignalSarge SignalSarge 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    people: Cool tattoo! what does it mean? me: just enjoy the art, buddy and step back. people: who did it for you me: a zookeeper -_-" people: why you acting like a brute? me: cause...
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    I believe these individuals are your basic pond scum living off other people's misery with their parasitic behavior. They are on commercials every day telling people they are...
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    I am 35 years old . I have 4 kids an a husband and I am going back to school to get my degree . Am I crazy . My oldest child will be done with high school before I am done with...
    isubmittohim79 isubmittohim79 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Welp so it looks like I'm the first post here. *takes a deep breath* okay, so my mom who is now 37 years old is a drug addict, more specifically meth, speed, heroine and whatever...
    Cryingsmile Cryingsmile 16-17, T 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    For guys. I just saw that spreadsheet a guy made for all the "excuses" a guy's wife had for not having sex. And it made me think of stuff like how my friend's boyfriend wanted them...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It is a friend with benefits rather than multiple like the title suggests. I have never done it before. Probably wouldn't do it again. But now I feel trapped and I think he does...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Okay this is something sorta crazy I know. Back when I was 13 I was raped on my way home from school and I didn't tell anyone and it broke me and ripped me apart still today I...
    Finniees Finniees 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    I am new to this site. misdiagnosed at 2 then again at 8 and finally diagnosed correctly with BM. MDA camp every summer but i still feel pretty alone. still struggling with the...
    sydneyalexis97 sydneyalexis97 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    It's such a crazy things that I have to wait someone after I know he'll not come back 😒
    solida solida 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    They say having strict parents will discipline your kids for the better. But despite what my parents said I still went on with my life doing horrible and regretful things behind...
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    He is the best friend anyone could ever have. He'll bend over backwards for you without even blinking! He is now my boyfriend and we still act like we're besties. Hopefully it'll...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I haven't cut in over a year. the scars are almost faded. it was one of the hardest things I've ever done but so worth it
    footfungusfairy footfungusfairy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I love having an injury on my middle finger; It allows me to flick a person off six inches away from their face with no repercussions.
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    the kind of injury that never heal, got it for years and never healed.
    voslung voslung 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I tear my heart open, I sew myself shut I let everyone and anyone in. I can’t say no, can’t stop myself from caring. I want to, god how I want to, but I can’t...
    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    If your prone to injures and have some cuts and scrapes here a safe way to clean them!Before cleaning the wound Wash your hands well with soap and water, if available. Put on...
    yourtutorialgoddess yourtutorialgoddess 22-25, F Jun 29

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    I have had POTS since the last two months of my eighth grade year. It took until December for my illness to finally be diagnosed as POTS. But even though I had a diagnoses I still...
    POTSforever POTSforever 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I'm a runner and 36 year old with erythema nodosum which presents as a result of trama and seems to be reduced by running. I've had the condition for over a decade. I've yet to...
    MikeRunner MikeRunner 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    It's been pretty easy to cope with for a very long time, thanks to the fact that I stopped self-medicating years ago! But lately, it's been harder and harder to even think I'm a...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 6 days ago

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