In the Chinese language, the subject is an animal, and an object is a...– Spark, by John J. Ratey MD
Let the Healing Begin!!!!
Today: Physical Therapy at 10:00am then off to Acupuncture at 12:00pm… and some meditation somewhere in there too (Thanks Morgann). Busy morning.
....And the diagnosis is....
No training until further notice. Disc herniation at L5-S1 and bulging discs from L3-L4. Cleberex for swelling and pain now so I don’t cry at commercials anymore like the Prednozone was making me do…. And Carisoprodol as a muscle relaxer as not cause dependency from Diazepam. Depending how physical therapy goes, depends on how soon I get back to it. I guess I better get a move on and put as much...
Wishing I was I doctor.... or at least could read...
Just got the films back from my MRI today…. Can’t tell what the heck I’m looking at. GRRRR! I want this fixed already. Pain is lingering longer than it usually has in the past. Hoping that surgery is not in my future but if that’s what it takes to get back to it…. So be it!
MRI day today
Let’s hope I can get back on the mat soon. I’m having BJJ withdrawals.
4 weeks Down and out! :(
The Doc said today that I definitely re-aggravated my pre-existing disc herniations. He put me on Prednisone for the next week to reduce swelling around the disc and Diazepam to control muscle spasms. On Tuesday, I go in for an MRI to see how good ( or bad ) the condition is this time. But for now, I’ll be watching from the side, by order of the Doc, for the next 4 weeks. Booooooooo! I...
Around 13 years ago, I was granted a medical discharge from the United States Marine Corps for what they called a service aggravated disability. I was shoulder-deep digging a fighting hole during a training exercise when a formation was called. I tried to stand up but couldn’t. I was literally stuck; bent over in a hole that I had dug for myself. Ever since that day, My back has been a...
I’ve enjoyed reading your blog… it’s fresh and honest. It’s nice to hear a male perspective on being a white belt in jiu jitsu since I’m female and also a white belt. (You wouldn’t know this by looking at my blog… the bjj portion is password protected). Thanks for sharing :) Keep it up! TRAIN HARD FIGHT EASY!