I decided to start this blog after my sister suggested it would be a good way for me to journal my experience, the ups and downs, and share my story with those who might be going through something similar and need a little inspiration. It has been a difficult year and continues to be for me. I had a microdiscetomy laminotomy in July 2011 and since then have re-herniated in 2 levels. I haven’t been able to work, I had to move back home with my parents, I’ve become dependent on others, and my social life isn’t what it used to be. As you read my posts you’ll see I struggle at times, but at the same time I try to live my life as best I can, trying to keep my positivity up, and finding ways to get through this long tunnel stronger in the end.