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Hi everyone! I’m new to this community! I have lived with chronic pain for 6 years from a severe back injury that compressed my lumbar spine and caused immediate, permanent damage. I had a spinal fusion for my “worst level”-L5/S1- in Feb 2015, tried to go back to work, developed NEW pain/issues, and had to stop working. When I stopped working, I lost the medical career that I worked toward for 8 years and it sent me into a VERY deep depression. I have been in the process of emotional/mental and physical rehabilitation since November 2015. I have definitely been through the worst (I hope!!) at this point and I have come out stronger on the other side, so I am sharing my story to try to help others who are still in the trenches!