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Finally, RELIEF!

Monday, June 22, 2020

My bone doc gave me meds that helped calm down my excruciating back pain immensely ..... to the point where I have actually been improving every day now over the last three days in particular. He gave me a steroid pack that lasted 7 days where you progressively diminish the amount of medicine you take from day to day to day. It really did the trick.

I had consult with doc today about my MRI. NO SURGERY needed. Boy am I relieved about that and no injections either. He just wants me to do 4 weeks of therapy, one day a week. They want to see what I've been doing for my exercises and make sure that I might not be irritating my condition with any of them. I understand how that can be a possibility being that I found all of my workouts myself. Still no yoga yet and I really miss it but it'll be back in my day's agenda soon enough. What was found on the MRI? Well it is definitely a pinched nerve and it's right in the area where my last vertebrae had moved inward many years ago and the back half of that last bone is resting on the front half of all the rest of my spine bones. I was worried that this may have shifted further which was what was causing this unbearable pain i but, luckily, it has not moved. But what it has been doing is pinching that nerve that runs between the two vertebraes. The condition kinda squashed the nerve located there which is what is causing the excruciating pain. So I'm going to continue my simple "waist-down" exercises here on daily basis and will see what the physical therapist says. I want to get back to my gym and my personal trainer as well.

So am very optimistic and looking forward to the day I can get back to a normal life. :)
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    Glad that the dose pack helped. Jas has had luck w/that as well.

    48 days ago
    Shoapie, yeah, I know I need to but I'm so anxious to get back on track with my life and my exercising. I actually went out today and washed down my patio furniture (first time this year I was able to do it) but found that I couldn't stand for too long so had to do it sitting down. And then I sprayed the house with an insect killer and sprayed my overgrown weeds (due to laid up) with a weed killer so I felt good bout doing all that. BUT, and that's a big BUT .... I am very sore and even that little bit was too much for me to handle. So now am nursing it again for fear of that pain returning. But I'm here for all you. I can do this while sitting down. Just have to watch my own exercising for a while and I'm sure you'll all understand that. :)
    48 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Listen to your therapist. emoticon
    48 days ago
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