Woodland and Sockoni - how are the orthotics working out?
If so, send some bone-healing vibes my way!!!
Shaunna - did you get your MRI? Have you thought about chronic compression syndrom? I dont think you have it, but its another idea to throw out and maybe read about and see if it soudns like you....
I wanted to point out to these folks that the only thing thats worse than hurting is having surgery and still hurting. (Not to mention the chance of complications and hurting more in the long run.) I know I am in a different category, but I just wanted to scream at some of them.
Abs of Flabs
My advice to you guys at this point, don't get old!
Along for the Ride
Shauna, I don't feel bad complaining. I do feel bad that you have to hear about it. Same thing goes to you, Abby! I'm sorry that you're not getting any better. It totally sucks. Could it be that it just takes more time?
I came back from the first real PT session today. She got hold of a copy of the MRI report. It was worse than I thought. I don't remember much of the exact wording. L4-L5 has moderate slippage while L5-S1 has significant protrusion and is sitting on the L5 nerve leading to the left leg. That is the exact location that hurts like the dickens if you push on it.
It's too early to tell how much improvements I will get. Right now, anything is better than nothing since my behind hurts and my legs go numb on their own. My advice to you guys at this point, don't get old!
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.