This site has grown out of my search for solutions to memories of childhood trauma/abuse, PTSD, chronic pain, illness, stress, anxiety, depression, and spondylolisthesis symptoms. In July 2010, something amazing happened which redirected me on a completely new journey. Come inside, read my story on the About page, and hopefully you will find some solutions for your own life!
In 2005, Just before I turned 50, I found out I had Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 which had been the source of most of the discomfort, pain, and problems I had with my back, hips, knees, and legs over the years. To date, I haven't had surgery. It is now 2018. I've been researching, studying, reading, taking classes, watching pain summits, listening to interviews by specialists, and putting into practice all that I've learned in pursuit of becoming my own advocate. I cover the multi-faceted topics I have learned and put into practice in memoir-style narration to serve as my personal survival guide as well as a book that others who have spondy can read and relate to. Photos included.