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Offline Jeremy Mitchell

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #165 on: June 14, 2012, 03:38:46 pm »
Well, back to see him again, I have an appointment this Afternoon to see what the next step is.  Medication will NOT be the answer and I have no desire to repeat surgeries every 6-9 months.  I was recently hired at my dream job, won't start until the 5th of July (Program Manager of Puget Sound Safety Off Road (PSSOR).  Part time gig (100 hours a month) and any training classes I teach.  They are aware of my pending surgery and very supportive.
Wish me luck :)

That is awesome!  (The job, not the continuing back issues).  Good luck with the Doc and enjoy the new job.  Pick a position that you love and you will never "work" another day in your life. 
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #166 on: June 14, 2012, 05:30:22 pm »
So, basicly I was told to "Suck it up Buttercup".  Nothing this doc could/would be willing to do.  I'm seeking another surgeon as I will not live a synthetic life.

And Jeremy, I agree completely ;D

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #167 on: June 15, 2012, 07:10:30 am »
So, basicly I was told to "Suck it up Buttercup".  Nothing this doc could/would be willing to do.  I'm seeking another surgeon as I will not live a synthetic life.

And Jeremy, I agree completely ;D

Chet, good luck on the back surgeon and congratulatiions on the job. I have a stressful job so like Jeremy says, you wont "work another day in your life".

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #168 on: June 15, 2012, 02:38:27 pm »
SOP, I don't know your situation but have you considered acupuncture as a means to lessen the pain to deal with it? I had muscle spasms in my lower back and three visits did  wonders for me. It's like anything to get a good person doing it, but might be an option for you short term if nothing else.  Good luck. JP
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #169 on: June 15, 2012, 02:51:13 pm »
Spinal Decompression?
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #170 on: June 15, 2012, 05:52:14 pm »
I have an inversion table, works wonder, but the pressure on the hips?  I will be trying out an accupuncture treatment, they can get pricey but if it works?  My issues are a herniated disc, degenerative bone loss, and Stenosis.  I'll keep on trucking, just need to pace myself better and avoid prolonged repitition.  Leverage is my friend (and a big backhoe).

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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #171 on: June 15, 2012, 05:58:19 pm »
Okay so a fistful of ibuprofen.... :rotflmao:

Whatever works.....
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #172 on: June 15, 2012, 06:20:44 pm »
Okay so a fistful of ibuprofen.... :rotflmao:

Whatever works.....
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #173 on: June 15, 2012, 08:14:42 pm »
Big backhoe is definitely a back saver!  ;D
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Re: Seeing the surgeon
« Reply #174 on: June 17, 2012, 12:23:58 pm »
AKA "Ranger Candy"!!  Take 2 800mgs before movement and 2 at completion of mission.

Then you should be good, your feet are numb. LOL.
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