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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    Misaligned! By a whooping 1.3 centimeters

    No wonder it was hurting like hell... herniated disk in between the L5 & S1 vertebrates, out of place by a whooping 1.3 centimeters. Now awaiting appointment with the specialist on the matter to decide what to do... but primary doc is 99% sure this means spinal surgery for mah and they probably have to fuse those vertebrates to keep it from falling apart like a game of Jinga.

    I am now starring at a ruller. 1.3 centimeters is a freaking lot!

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    sorry to hear that.
    I am glad to hear they are onto the issue, which means they're on their way to having you all fixed up soon.
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    sorry to hear that..hope everything works out for you!
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    The surgery is not fun, but in the spectrum of surgical recovery, it's not too rough. I was up to 80% fairly quickly, 100% took a while but I'm picky.

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    I got microdisckektomy (sp?) on L5 8 years ago

    I never had to take another pain killer again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    I got microdisckektomy (sp?) on L5 8 years ago

    I never had to take another pain killer again.
    I'm looking forward to that.

    My main concern is of course to be able to walk around, function normally and hold my children. But it would also suck if I had to give up the road bike. I already had a nightmare of myself riding a recumbent...
    Last edited by RubenX; 12-03-08 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I'm looking forward to that.

    My main concern is of course to be able to walk around, function normally and hold my children. But it would also suck if I had to give up the road bike. I already had a nightmare of myself riding a recumbent...
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    I felt better the moment I woke up. The pain in my back and arm--gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I felt better the moment I woke up. The pain in my back and arm--gone.

    They fuzed yours too?

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    I suggest you leave your healing up to ancient Mayan astronomers.

    They were amazing at getting things in perfect allignment.

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    As alleng said, the surgery is not fun at all. Sounds like his recovery was much faster than mine, much faster!

    Hope yours goes well.

    Oh yeah, and be prepared to take the most horrifically painfull dump(s) of your life after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    I suggest you leave your healing up to ancient Mayan astronomers.

    They were amazing at getting things in perfect allignment.
    Thay're only good through 2012 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    They fuzed yours too?
    Metal neck.

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    OMG!! That is some pretty scary stuff indeed.

    I hope your back gets fixed soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    As alleng said, the surgery is not fun at all. Sounds like his recovery was much faster than mine, much faster!

    Hope yours goes well.

    Oh yeah, and be prepared to take the most horrifically painfull dump(s) of your life after.


    Adding that to my list of worries ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I'm looking forward to that.

    My main concern is of course to be able to walk around, function normally and hold my children. But it would also suck if I had to give up the road bike. I already had a nightmare of myself riding a recumbent...
    I lost my L4 L5 5 years ago, and my S1 almost 3 months ago.

    try drugs, and the shots before getting cut on. don't rush into anything. give it some time to settele down 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    OMG!! That is some pretty scary stuff indeed.

    I hope your back gets fixed soon!
    Yup... specially when you try to google around loking for info and start finding images like this:



    or this:



    and others so gross I won't post here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Yup... specially when you try to google around loking for info and start finding images like this:



    or this:



    and others so gross I won't post here...
    don't look at that stuff yet. HTFU and try some other treatments 1st.

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    GP's don't know what the Fu** they are talking about when it comes to spinal injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    GP's don't know what the Fu** they are talking about when it comes to spinal injuries.
    hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    GP's don't know what the Fu** they are talking about when it comes to spinal injuries.
    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    hilarious!
    trust me, many of them don't.

    why do you think they refer you to a specialist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I'm looking forward to that.

    My main concern is of course to be able to walk around, function normally and hold my children. But it would also suck if I had to give up the road bike. I already had a nightmare of myself riding a recumbent...
    Hey! You know you want to join the dark side and ride one...



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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I'm looking forward to that.

    My main concern is of course to be able to walk around, function normally and hold my children. But it would also suck if I had to give up the road bike. I already had a nightmare of myself riding a recumbent...
    I ride 400 miles a month just to get to work and back on a regular upright roadbike.
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