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Old 06-12-2013, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by PerfectEarth View Post
Disc is still giving me issues. The past three months have been pretty steady. I am working a bit smarter, careful to not do stupid things with full green buckets and wheelbarrows, not foolishly yanking on stuff that's rooted into the ground!

Every day is the same- sciatica at night, sleeping ok, pain when I wake up, eat something in the truck on the way in and pop an 800mg ibuprofen. 20 minutes later, I am good for the entire day. The Ibuprofen knocks out almost all the inflammation during the day.

I can guess I am probably not healing, but I am no where NEAR how I lived in January and February. That was the worst time of my life. Still need to work on better posture. And my wife and I have an appt. with my physical therapist/back specialist guy next week to discuss mattress options and get HER back checked out, lol!

So, it's an ongoing thing unfortunately. Just glad I am able to work.....for now. Have this terrible feeling my days are numbered in the future.
Thought I might share, I Have a good friend of mine that had back surgery 6 weeks ago. She is 32. I was surprised that a doctor operated considering her age. However, given how long she had been dealing with the pain of 2 herniated discs pressing on her spinal cord causing nerve damage. Was surprised that they were able to operate through a 2" incision on her lower back. 8 weeks later, she is very glad she had the operation, is off of all pain meds and is walking, sitting and standing very well now. However, she is still advised to not lift anything over 5 lbs.

Would imagine that would pose problematic for you as it would me.

Thought I would share. I had always thought back surgery was the end of your working career, but her surgery experience surprised me at how minimally invasive it was.
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