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FINAL GOAL 142..what my drivers license say!

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I am a professional Yo-Yo. I competitively swam my entire life and never learned how to eat right. I suffer body image issues like so many people. I am 36 years old.

Below is what I have mostly in my Thoracic Spine (bra line of spine)
Degenerative Spine Disease
End-plate Sclerosis,
Anterior Bone Spurs,
bulging disc
Lordosis in the Lumbar Spine
(A spinal hemangioma is a primary, benign tumor most common in the thoracic and lumbar spine. . This type of tumor typically affects the vertebral body, but also can affect muscles. The tumor has few symptoms, and is often found on examination for another condition. It is most common in patients aged 30-50. Hemangioma patients are closely watched for signs of compression fractures, neurologic dysfunction or the development of a soft tissue mass as a result of the hemangioma.

On top of that I am blessed with Fibromyalgia/CFS(chronic fatigue), put that together like a sandwich and I have depression on the side. I hide it well, I am funny and loving and would give the shirt off my back to those I love. I am married and happy, we have 3 wonderful boys and we are huge outdoors people. I was told by a neurosurgeon that the only option for me was to drop off 50 lbs.

So you see, it's not only about my self-image, my self-esteem, it's about my spine.

My spine hurts.

Member Since: 12/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 620

My Goals:
My goals..well ..just like the Neuro put it..Take off the 50lbs because that is what I need for my spine health. DUMP FAST is my EVIL in my life

My Program:
Trying hard to drink more water..eliminate soda and work out regularly for my physical and mental health

Personal Information:
I am 36 years old, married and we have 3 great kids! We love the outdoors and are very active people! We live in Ohio and love to fish, travel and be outside! I love to make quilts & jewelry...specially jewelry because I found it very relaxing, you should give it a try! Afterall, who doesn't like jewelry as a gift?

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  • v 4CAROLINE1
    I was reading the comments on the Biggest Looser article about marathon running and saw your post. You and I have the same spine! Mine was made even worse by 3 C sections that have permanently compromised my core strength. My back has disintegrated and compressed to the point where it puts constant pressure on the nerves down my legs so I have constant leg and back spasms. I have days where one leg gives out completely and have had to use a cane about 40% of the time.

    I've been going back and forth with Kaiser for the last 6 years to find options better than surgery. Finally, as a last ditch effort I tried an osteopathic massage therapist. She used to be a physical therapist and combines osteopathic manipulation and an almost Thai kind of massage with stretching and strengthening exercises. Along with seeing her every 2 weeks, I bought a wild looking contraption called a Yoga swing. I have been using it to do gentle inversion, and somehow, the combination of my normal exercise routine, the massage, exercises, and stretching from the swing have really really made a difference.

    Seriously for the first time in YEARS I can get out of bed with my boys in the morning with out gritting my teeth against the ever present back pain. Don't get me wrong, I still take a fairly heavy anti-inflammatory daily and multiple supplements to help maintain what's left of my spine, but the combo of the swing and the new massage has been just amazing. I'm sure this sounds slightly crazy, but I read your profile and felt compelled to let you know what was saving me. Good luck, and stick to it. Leah
    4154 days ago
    Thanks for the goodies!! Have a great night and a wonderful holiday weekend!
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