Baring my soul a bit

I love slcdunk. I love the Utah Jazz. This website is one of the few I visit daily, and it helps keep me sane.

I haven't talked about it a whole lot on here, because it's not really relevant, but this has been the hardest year of my life. Some of you may know that I got in a car accident in March. The accident totaled my car (which I was upside down on) and left me with herniation and two torn discs in my back.

Luckily I had disability insurance so I get a small amount each week while I can't work, but unfortunately it's about a third of what I would be making at my old job. The disability pay doesn't even cover our living expenses, and we've been scrambling around trying to figure out how to make ends meet for the last seven months.

My injury is still so severe that I can't work. The anti depressants, pain relievers, and anti inflammatory medication I have to take in order to function have caused me to gain 35 pounds since the accident. I have panic attacks regularly, particularly when I drive now. Depression, stress, and anxiety are now part of my everyday life when they never were before.

There are few things that keep me sane. Jazz basketball and slcdunk are on a short list of things that help keep my depression in check.

I consider many of you as friends, people I can talk to. I know this is way outside the norm compared to other posts, but I wanted to share for the sake of my family. If any of you could share this link or help out in some small way, it would mean the world to me. I hate feeling like I'm unable to provide for my family. I'm surprising my wife with this. Hopefully she doesn't get too upset with me.

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