My Spondylolisthesis Resource Links ~ My Personal Blog, Open Page/Forum AND Online Support Group for Spondylolisthesis:
1. Online Support Group for Spondylolisthesis (and Retrolisthesis) on Facebook:
2. Support Page & Forum for those with Spondylolisthesis on Facebook: FB.Spondylolisthesis
3. My Spondylolisthesis Blog: Spondylolisthesis
A little information about Spondylolisthesis and my blog ...
Spondylolisthesis is a spine condition where a vertebra slips from the vertebra below. There are varying degrees of slippage, labeled grades 1 through 5. A complete slip is called Spondyloptosis. I was diagnosed with Spondyloptosis at the age of 14, and following several surgeries and procedures, my spine is now fused at a grade 5. This blog is a commentary on my personal experiences with this severe and painful spine condition.
While I am not a doctor, healthcare provider, nor a specialist of the spine, I am most certainly one very experienced patient! I write about my various chronic health conditions and medical adventures, or rather, my struggles, so that I may share my gained knowledge and personal experiences with all of those whom seek help, support, information, resources, along with facts and opinions, in regard to the spine condition Spondylolisthesis. At the time I was diagnosed, the internet was in its infancy, which made it a challenge to find additional information on the condition, let alone connect with those who had already taken the long journey of which I was just beginning. My hope has been, and continues to be, that through the power of the internet, that I may be able to reach others facing similar circumstance. By sharing my story, knowledge, research and continual experiences, I hope to offer a little guidance, and bring some comfort and empowerment where I had none. This condition, especially when severe, can certainly turn one's life upside down, and I know first hand that proceeding blindly into such a situation can be very overwhelming, painful and scary.
Please feel free to message me anytime ... Blessings, Cat