About a year ago, I got a cold. Every time I would cough or sneeze there would be a shooting pain down my tailbone. Eventually I recovered from the cold, but the pain didn't stop, and it eventually spread to where it was my entire lower body and back, and it was no longer just shooting, but constant. I had an MRI in February 2013 to see if they could find anything, but it came back inconclusive. 10 more months of worsening symptoms later, I get another MRI focused on my lower spine where they find 'lesions'. They admit me to the hospital the same night, and I've been there for the past week, and am only now back at home. They tell me that they think I have tumors in my spine. I was in the hospital for two days before I had the surgery. They made an incision running pretty much the entire length of my spine (from shoulder blades to tail bone) and I'm in for a long, long recovery.
I'm not looking for pity. I just am looking for a place to share, and to let others share, and as a member of this community for over 4 years, I feel comfortable sharing here.