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The verdict


Thursday, May 22, 2014

The neurosurgeon's evaluation was, for the most part, good news. While the disc at the base of my spine just before the coccyx area starts is pretty much nonexistent at this point, and those bones are pushed out of alignment, he believes that I can avoid surgery through building up my core muscles and exercise. He is letting me start to swim again in fact, encouraging swimming as the best form of exercise and start to bike again! Running, however, is right out for the time being.

I have to start everything very slowly. Like he said go to the pool, walk in the water for a while, swim one lap. Or bike a mile. But he said that I can work my way back up to longer distances, as long as I do a lot of concentration on building up my core, which I also have to do slowly and carefully and gently.
I'm hoping to make at least two of my triathlons this summer. I will probably have to skip the first one, but he said to consult with my physical therapist about my progress before that. So maybe I'll get really really lucky.

The best news about all this, no knife!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JIBBIE49 6/9/2014 1:01AM

    Yoga can be a great help. emoticon

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MTN_KITTEN 5/23/2014 10:14AM

    You can do this. Take a deep breath and get back on track.

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MARILYNROBERT 5/23/2014 12:33AM

    emoticon

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DOGLADY13 5/22/2014 8:28PM

    Good news! Bring on the planks!

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HILLSLUG98239 5/22/2014 7:13PM

    Yippee!

Time to sign up for an aquabike event?

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TARANITUP 5/22/2014 6:40PM

    I'm so happy to hear that! What a great prognosis, that exercise can heal you!

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OPTIMIST1948 5/22/2014 4:32PM

    hope!!

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NATPLUMMER 5/22/2014 3:47PM

    Yay!! That is good news!

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