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Calmwaters 09-27-2010 07:19 PM

Yet another curve in my life...
 
Sometimes when you think everything is going to be better sometimes life throws you a curve ball. I finally have a job I am likeing, and finally going to be able to get bills caught up then my back goes out on me. Last Friday night it was hurting but I kept on working then I picked up a box that was not even heavy and it started hurting even worse then I went to break and when I got up to go back to work after break my legs doubled under me and if it had not been for some people cathing me I would have fallen. They sent me to the hospital in an ambulance the idiot dr there said I had just pulled the muscles and sent me to a specialist today. The dr today said I have a herniated disk it hurts really bad but they gave me a shot, some steroids, a muscle relaxer and pain killer so hopefully I will be up to full speed again soon. I have to go get a MRI later this week to see what else they need to do for it.

Romad 09-27-2010 07:49 PM

Oh man! I'm really sorry to hear about your back. I sprained mine pretty badly a few years back and that was agony so I can only imagine what yours feels like.

Relax and get better soon.

Calmwaters 09-27-2010 08:19 PM

Thanks Romad. I have spent almost the whole weekend in bed resting the meds they gave me today make me sleep I can't stay awake when I take them. LOL

Blaxicanlatino 09-27-2010 08:42 PM

let me guess, american doctors? they are all business! money money money is all its about. in my experience in the field of medicine (no im not a doctor...yet) herniated disk typically requre surgery. THe shot was probably to vertebral ganglia which really probably was for the pain and nothing more. The steroid, a water soluble nuerotransmitter, was probably for the pain also and to reduce swelling around the area.

im so sorry about your miss fortune.








this world is so cruel... 2timothy 3:1-5

Calmwaters 09-27-2010 08:45 PM

Yes I agree with you on that as far as the first dr, but the one I saw today truly listen to me and took time to talk to me and explain thing to me. She was super nice.

Blaxicanlatino 09-27-2010 09:16 PM

well thats good and its good to know your feeling better ^^ but pain killers dont fix the problem :/ a good doctor would actually fix it rather than hide the problem with drugs

Calmwaters 09-27-2010 09:46 PM

Thats the plan like I said I have to get the MRI later this week then she can decide what kind of Physical Therapy I can do to fix it. The pain killers are just to make me feel better for now. ; )

dramaqueen 09-27-2010 11:30 PM

My Mom has several herniated disks so I know how painful it is. She just had surgery on a nerve in her back in April and it just about killed her. My Mom is 77 years old though. They were thinking of putting steel rods between ther disks but not after everything that happened to her with the last one.

1077 09-28-2010 06:17 AM

Im sorry and feel for you. I have a couple herniated discs that thankfully(touches wood) ,have not bothered me too awfully bad since I quit construction work, but the pain when they flared up and began to press on nerves is vivid.
Doctors wanted to carve me up but I refused, I have found that ICY HOT and ICY HOT patches provide relief but not so much should the substance therein accidenatlly find it's way to shall we say,,sensitive areas.:roll:
Hope you are on the mend soon!

Calmwaters 09-28-2010 09:39 AM

Thanks everyone. I am feeling some better today the shot they gave me yesterday really helped and the new meds are better to. It was so bad yesterday I could not even get up and down with out crying. Today I can at least move around a bit with out alot of pain.


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