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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Well, the neurosurgeon says it's a bulging disc. My options are Physical Therapy, epidural cortisone injection, or surgery. I will do the injection next week hopefully and go from there. I already do back exercises at home and it's very difficult to get away from work to go to PT so we will see. It may be an option later. It's pretty discouraging and I have more questions now but my biggest fear is that my life as I knew it is over. Will I ever be able to go for long walks again, go hiking, live without constant pain? And much as I HATE dieting, I really don't have a choice so now I'm facing losing my only vice, food. I shouldn't think of it like that, but it feels like another loss. And with a home daycare, it's not easy to keep track of every morsel I eat and when I limit calories, I'm always hungry and crabby and have low blood sugar issues. I know the ways around that, I'm just being grumpy. It's a challenge I must overcome, it's my life I'm fighting for!
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  • COOLBETINA
    I have a bulging disc in my neck and lower back. I did the epdiural injections, nerve pain meds, physical therapy, etc. For 3 years I struggled with the pain and the side affects from the drugs. It seemed the more I saw the doctors, the worse things got. My doctor put me on a yeast free diet several years back, and strangley enough, that removed enough ofthe pain and swelling that I can function normally without any drugs or epidurals. I do have to maintain my posture and physical fitness or it starts to hurt again. Dont give up what ever you do and just keep fighting for the life you want to lead. There is hope.
    3134 days ago
  • TRY2CHANGE
    wow, I have suffered from a bulging disc for 2 1/2 years, they dont do much for it anymore and surgery was never an option. I pray yours does so much better than mine!
    God Bless
    Jamie
    3642 days ago
  • TRY2CHANGE
    wow, I have suffered from a bulging disc for 2 1/2 years, they dont do much for it anymore and surgery was never an option. I pray yours does so much better than mine!
    God Bless
    Jamie
    3642 days ago
  • TRY2CHANGE
    wow, I have suffered from a bulging disc for 2 1/2 years, they dont do much for it anymore and surgery was never an option. I pray yours does so much better than mine!
    God Bless
    Jamie
    3642 days ago
  • ECHOBLUE1
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    3643 days ago
  • LBATCH
    I have back problems also. Bulging discs in my neck and upper back and lower back. There is a lot of pain still, but for the most part, it is controlled by medication. I still walk, and I bicycle when it is not too hot.

    I too have a problem when facing food, but am renewing the struggle to eat right and to keep up with the exercise. If I can do it, and am not sure that I can, but I must! You can do it!

    Prayers!

    Lois
    3643 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2010 8:46:46 PM
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