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Back setback

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I got the MRI results for my back. I have a moderate tear in a disk at midback (I can't remember the numbers) and arthritic calcification at the top of the tailbone area that is moderate to severe and beginning to impinge on the spinal cord. So the doctor is sending me to a specialist for further evaluation. Because I didn't have nearly enough going on already in my life.

What I am really hoping for is that they will say, yes this is something we need to monitor, but it's okay for you to go back to swimming and biking. I am still having trouble sitting up in any kind of straight-backed chair for much more than 15 minutes before I start getting uncomfortable.

But I did get to spend time with my godkids yesterday, reading bedtime stories to the younger two and playing games with the oldest. We adapted by lying across the bed in the guest room. You make of life what you can.
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    MissG, it sounds like you are going to need some TLC. take it easy. ill bet swimming will still be a good one for you to do.
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    I'll keep my fingers crossed for good news.
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    I'm so sorry about your back pain. I don't know what you are going through. My sister has had back pain since she got hit by a truck while she was walking more than 30 years ago. She had surgery back then and is still having pain. Again I'm so sorry. Blessing to you and I hope you are feeling better soon.
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    I have practiced neurology nursing for approximately 30 years. I don't usually say this, but I think you nay need surgery. Any time the spinal cord is being impinged, it is very serious. You can become paralyzed or loose all your sensation in a particular part of your body. Please seek a neuro-surgeons advise as soon as you can, within the next month, if possible. If you get any worse, unusual or new symptoms go to the ER immediately. Don't panic, but treat your condition carefully. Avoid impact exercizes like running and jumpiing. Swimming is good. I'm sorry you're having these problems. You might be a candidate for non-invasive surgery. Ask your neurologist and or neurosurgeon about it.

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    I hope that you and your doctors find what helps makes you the most comfortable.
    1802 days ago
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