I was wondering what had happened! I'm sorry to hear that you are hurt, and I hope the news is that you can be fixed right up.
Probably not "right up," but managed. I can live with that.
I highly recommend Dr. Michael Schaeffer, director of musculoskeletal rehab at the clinic. He managed all the various stuff around my spine injury, and he's most excellent, and has working relationships with a number of the neurosurgeons as well.
I will look into him. thanks.
You don't do things in half measures, eh? :P
I'm sorry you are hurt and it is preventing you from the life you want to live. I hope it heals well and quickly.
Oh that's awful news. I hope they are able to help you get back into it.
As a long time sufferer of back pain (scoliosis, compressed disc and degenerating disc issues) and as someone who was told last year I was no longer allowed to run because of my wonky mechanics... I was completely devastated, it was like I had lost a relationship. But, with time, patience and core strength exercises I have been able to get back into it. Slowly.
Hopefully, with time to recoup, you might be able get your endorphins back.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and send lots of positive vibes! .
You give me hope. Thank you very much.
Good healing thoughts coming your way!
As a fellow 3 ruptured disc survivor (declined surgery when they said Id never walk without cane, 7yrs now, some pain to control on hard days at work on my feet all day but still going strong without that cane!) it may take some time to heal, but it will. I had to give up hardcore running, but swimming, cycling, weight lifting and yoga feels great to stretch things out. And movement is KEY to keeping things in working order, so endorphin on, lady!!! (as dr and body permits, of course!)
It helps to hear that other people are managing with back issues! Thanks!!
As someone with multiple bulging and herniated disks and one desiccated disks (Neck and upper back), I hear you.
The pain isn't sharp, and that's what people don't get. They treated mine with epidurals. They seem to be holding. If the neurosurgeon offers that as a first go, I would recommend it. It will help relieve the inflammation which causes most of the pain. It's worth a try. My surgeon is very conservative and only cuts when there are no other alternatives.
But, I don't have a tear, so that may be something else entirely.
I also have the arthritis stuff. I never thought you got arthritis in your spine.
I have learned that simply setting a timer for 30 minutes to tell me to "stand and stretch" worked really well on bad pain days. But yea, sitting is weird.
And yes, I get the imagination running away from you, mine still does that. You'll get back on track. Don't beat yourself up too much (hard not to do, I know) if you don't hit your target dates. Those have to be moving. Oh, and you'll get back to training.
2014-05-16 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Huge Hugs
Thanks. I'm hoping that I will get the needle instead of the knife!
In February I had surgery for a herniated disc, and I went from being in pain whenever I was standing to none at all. I hope your doctor is as awesome as mine was, and that your discs cooperate like mine did. It really was a miracle, after a year of not walking, cooking from an office chair in the kitchen, and using electric carts to grocery shop, I felt like I got my life back.
I will get better!
That was supposed to be IT will get better. heh.
Dang! One way or another, I'm praying for that kind of magic.