Hello everyone. My story is that back in 2000 I was working as a nurse at the local hospital near where I live. On Feb 8th of that year I was asked if I could come and help get a patient back into bed that had partially fallen out. Another staff and I had to bring the patient down onto his knees then raised him up to a standing position. Once we got him standing he all of a sudden buckled and started to fall again and trying to prevent him from injuring himself I felt a sharp and stabbing that went from my lower back down both my legs. Was taken to the ER and after many test it was determined that I ruptured the L4-5 disc. So to make a long story short I arranged to have the back surgery as well as a gastric bypass. The surgery was performed and during the operation the surgeon punctured my spinal canal and caused what is called Adhesive Arachnoiditis, which is the middle lining of the spinal cord that if assaulted causes what basically is cementing of the cord. This results in extreme pain that never goes away and can be aggressive in spreading. So I am always in pain 24-7, medications to treat this disease is a long list but have developed allergies to a lot of the opioids that can help. Now after all this time it is now affecting my heart causing it to rapidly beat at times it has been almost 300, which has landed me in the hospital 9 times since the 6th of last month. Its been a battle to find doctors who know the disease and understand what needs to be done. Have found one that understands and now awaiting to get an internal pain pump implanted. In the mean time its the ER if my BP goes over the 120/80 with a heart rate over 100. So that the short of the story. Again I am glad that I found this AP.