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Trublue
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What more can I take after 27yrs

Dr.s Diogenes
Chronic low back pain
Chronic pain
Fusion of Lumbar spine
Lumbar Spondylosis
Back spasams
Strained ligaments
Cervical Tumor benign
Bulging disk
Spinal bone chip found during surgery

Proscribed Medications

Anti inflammatory: X500+
Ibuprofen, Soma, flexerl, lodine+

Pain pills: X1000+
Vicodin, Codeine, Percocet, OxyContin, Morphine, Narco+

Antidepressants :
Nortriptyline

Agonistic
Topical cream

Steroids

Anticonvulsant:
Gabapentin

Physical Therapy: Yes
massage, (TENS), ultrasound, underwater, walking, stretching, strength training, weight lifting

Alternative:
Chiropractic, Acupuncture

Surgery : X2
Tumor inside cervical spinal column
Lumbar Fusion

Ambulance trips: X6

Ex-rays: 12

MRIs: 20+

Cat Scans: 5

Injections::
Epidurals 1. Cortisone, 3
Spinal tap 1, Botox 2 400-500 mil

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Trublue
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Takes us a long time trying to be discriptive /accurate
Always save before send

Niners

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Chronic low back pain
Injury: Bad tear in lower lumbar, right side
Resulting in: Chronic pain syndrome/neuropathic pain

I am only 25 years old and one year ago I got hurt in the weight room. Two weeks after that my neurological symptoms on my right side started and its been downhill from there. I have a constant numb feeling on my right side, can hardly stand on my leg for periods of time until it starts to go on fire. What in gods name did I do to deserve this, I used to be a national level athlete, I loved running, cycling etc... Chronic pain has been slowly consuming me this year.

Former National Athlete
Always trying to stay positive :)
Bad Lower Lumbar Tear
Daily Struggles: Neuro pain down right side and an angry muscle.

Trublue
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I feel for you, I used to be

I feel for you, I used to be an athlete myself
Now I pray dream about at leas being able to go for a walk .

Push yourself to rehab while you can!
A squivky wheel gathers no moss.

Niners

2dgs4cmpany
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Sad athlete..let time help

I like what trublu has done here x2.

The advice to rehab is good: take it from a former athlete: find yourself a good therapist. Listen to me on this: do not just go to a therapist to go thru the motions. I interviewed about 3 therapists until I found the one who was a good fit for me, now. This person listened to me and designed a program based upon my goals as opposed to their set idea of what rehab was. You are the consumer, always remember that sad athlete. Just because they are doctors/therapists does not change that. You are only 25 and it is imperative to make the best choices and get best service young so you are not reinjuring or going thru this pain twice.

Trublu, I like this topic! i made my list and saw a wonderful pattern to make me feel better: I've been thru similar battles as you and what I see is that I survived the setback (you a tumor, me a vascular catastrophe). But bottom line..we made it to the other side. It wasn't pretty and it sucked. But we survived it. And yes, it can be depressing to heal and heal and get a setback and heal and heal and get another setback. But...I look at it this way: I healed! I didn't die. I'm still in the game. It does have its sucking parts, but it has its rewards too my fellow Spiny. Like an athlete has to work harder than the average human, a Spiney has to work to just be human..I mean it is our spine! Of course it is depressing to see other humans with their perfect spines and us with our damaged ones. They never even think of their body motions!

We make lists because to even move in a day we calculate how much it will take. We carefully calibrate the level of pain we will tolerate to enjoy the day. Most people never even break a toe, let alone their spine. So of course, of course we are sad at times. I was a weepy mess yesterday and felt so alone and miserable because a procedure I have coming up was moved. Immediately I panicked that I would lose my upcoming surgical date. I did not thank goodness. But of course this one phone call would make me feel like a hot mess. It wasn't calibrated. It was the fifth day in a row that an extreme happened while I am already carefully tightrope walking and managing my pain. Of course I'm exhausted and stretched to my breaking point. In fact, I like to think I would gold medal in the management of my situation..those people with their perfect spines have absolutely no clue!

So chin up my fellow list makers. And thanks again for the topic. The reflection was helpful for me,

breathing

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Thanks

2dgs4cmpany wrote:
I like what trublu has done here x2.

The advice to rehab is good: take it from a former athlete: find yourself a good therapist. Listen to me on this: do not just go to a therapist to go thru the motions. I interviewed about 3 therapists until I found the one who was a good fit for me, now. This person listened to me and designed a program based upon my goals as opposed to their set idea of what rehab was. You are the consumer, always remember that sad athlete. Just because they are doctors/therapists does not change that. You are only 25 and it is imperative to make the best choices and get best service young so you are not reinjuring or going thru this pain twice.

Trublu, I like this topic! i made my list and saw a wonderful pattern to make me feel better: I've been thru similar battles as you and what I see is that I survived the setback (you a tumor, me a vascular catastrophe). But bottom line..we made it to the other side. It wasn't pretty and it sucked. But we survived it. And yes, it can be depressing to heal and heal and get a setback and heal and heal and get another setback. But...I look at it this way: I healed! I didn't die. I'm still in the game. It does have its sucking parts, but it has its rewards too my fellow Spiny. Like an athlete has to work harder than the average human, a Spiney has to work to just be human..I mean it is our spine! Of course it is depressing to see other humans with their perfect spines and us with our damaged ones. They never even think of their body motions!

We make lists because to even move in a day we calculate how much it will take. We carefully calibrate the level of pain we will tolerate to enjoy the day. Most people never even break a toe, let alone their spine. So of course, of course we are sad at times. I was a weepy mess yesterday and felt so alone and miserable because a procedure I have coming up was moved. Immediately I panicked that I would lose my upcoming surgical date. I did not thank goodness. But of course this one phone call would make me feel like a hot mess. It wasn't calibrated. It was the fifth day in a row that an extreme happened while I am already carefully tightrope walking and managing my pain. Of course I'm exhausted and stretched to my breaking point. In fact, I like to think I would gold medal in the management of my situation..those people with their perfect spines have absolutely no clue!

So chin up my fellow list makers. And thanks again for the topic. The reflection was helpful for me,

Thank you for your kind reply 2dgs, I have been doing a bit better as of late. I can actually get around quite well and play some basketball with my kids etc, the flare ups still suck but I just sit down when I can and focus on good breathing and peace of mind.

Former National Athlete
Always trying to stay positive :)
Bad Lower Lumbar Tear
Daily Struggles: Neuro pain down right side and an angry muscle.

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