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Trying to deal.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

I have been having back pain off and on since October. It finally got really bad, forcing me to go to the doctor. I knew it was pressure on my sciatic nerve, but I didn't know that my L5/S1 disc is completely gone. No bulge or rupture... just no disc what so ever. I go for a MRI tomorrow and then I will find out what my options are. In the mean time, I am having trouble sitting for more than a few minutes and laying down is also a problem. The doctor prescribed an anti-inflammatory and gave me a back brace to wear at all times (except sleeping) Since this has been in the acute phase for over 2 weeks, I have not been able to walk any significant distances and can see that my weight is not budging. This is distressing to me since the weather has gotten a bit warmer and all I want to do is go hiking with my DH. I guess that will have to wait a while. I hope I can back to walking/hiking soon because I really miss this part of my day. Since I have changed my eating habits and lifestyle, I have started to become a more active person and this is really putting a damper on that. I have to stay positive and get through this so I can get back to being "the new me".
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JANNYMACK 10/21/2010 7:51PM

    I am sorry you are having to deal with this physical ailment. I know physical ailments can hold us back from reaching our fitness goals. This takes an enormous amount of patience and fortitude. It can be discouraging when you have worked so hard toward achieving your personal goals. It can be difficult, especially when you wonder if there are others are out there who know what it is like for you and understand. I do understand and I just want to encourage you without pressure.

You already know to be patient with yourself and your body. You already know that it is a slow process. In our "we want it now/instant" society it is a difficult place to be because most people just don't understand. I just want you to know that there are people who understand, and I am one who does. Just do the best you can and know that I am keeping you in my prayers and take it one day at a time.

A Friend,

Janny

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