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Well I seem to have herniated a disc around my L5 vertebra.

Saturday August 2nd I was on a float trip and I tried to pick a friend up to dunk him and I felt my back pop a couple times. It was kind of tight the next couple days.

I played softball that Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday night and Sunday. On Sunday I tried to make a play and twisted really hard and it hurt very bad after that. I have a really high pain tolerance and I was asking my mom for pain medicine.

My chiropractor was out of town that week so I held off, thinking that I just pinched my siatic nerve and he would help.

The next week I went to the chiro Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. It wasn't helping so I went to my physician. Sent me to get an MRI right away, and I saw specialist on the following Wednesday(last week). She put me on steroids and scheduled an appointment for a cortisome?spelling? shot, or at least that's what I think it was. If that doesn't make the herniation retract the the only other option is surgery.

Basically the herniation has cause me to have foot drop, which means that I can't put pressure of any sort on my left heel/ankle without my foot "dropping" straight to the ground. If I am standing I can't lift my toes off of the ground, if I'm laying down and pull my toes up they don't come up as high as my right foot.

So at the ripe young age of 24 I might have to undergo back surgery. scary shit.


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Sep. 4th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
eek ! i'm sorry ! cortisone shots hurt like hell, but i assume they would be better than surgery.
Sep. 4th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
yeah it hurt. too bad it isn't helping :(
Sep. 7th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
:( Good luck. That's really scary, but I know you'll be okay.

Miss you
Sep. 8th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
I hope i'll be okay. I find out this week when i have to have surgery :(

Miss you too :(
Sep. 8th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Well let me know! And stop being such a stranger, gosh! I do have a cell phone you could call or text.
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