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01-31-2012, 04:13 AM #26
Thanks for the post, bendthski.
Here's the rub for me - I'm now off to the hospital to see my twin daughters being born. Wife just called and they are on the way! Great timing for back surgery, eh? But, I had absolutely no choice. Still, in better shape post-op than I would be if I wouldn't have had it. Just have to take it really easy while I'm in the delivery room. Got someone taking my camera pack and other gear in for me and then I'll stumble in and make myself comfortable on the couch they brought in just for me and my back
I'll revisit this later once things calm down. Wow, what a whirlwind things have been recently!
01-31-2012, 10:47 AM #27
congrats on the twins!
just for more possitive news, my wife had L4-L5 issues also. she had to have surgery...was not a choice...similar to you i assume, in the fact that she (we) were dead set against surgery. anyway, she took it easy in her recovery and did everything 'right' on the road to recovery. it was long, but patience paid off. she runs, plays tennis, p90x, etc etc etc today. it was the best thing she did.
good luck man!
01-31-2012, 01:46 PM #28
listen to bendtheski and strawjack...slow progress on the rehab is far better than any setbacks from a rush to recover
glad to hear you're headed to recovery!
congrats on the twins!go ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
01-31-2012, 09:30 PM #29
I'm an idiot. I was so busy blabbing I forgot to congratulate you on the twins!
Congrats DB!!! Sounds like you got your back squared away just in the nick of time!Wag more, bark less
01-31-2012, 10:25 PM #30
02-01-2012, 12:43 PM #31
Thanks guys! What an experience yesterday. My wife delivered our twin girls just 7 minutes apart after only 5 hours of labor. She did it all completely natural, also. Pretty damn amazing.
I overdid it a bit with my back. Too much sitting up and sitting down, little bends and twists, etc... It was hard to remain calm, and my poster wasn't always my main focus. I'm paying for it today, but with rest this afternoon and evening, it is feeling much better. Stitches come out tomorrow (I hope), and the girls are all coming home. Can't wait!
I also spent a lot of time looking down after the girls were born. This definitely puts strain on the lower back! (ps - I'm not breastfeeding - skin to skin with first born while wife was delivering second daughter)
02-01-2012, 01:15 PM #32
^^^^^ this post is full of win!
congratulations!go ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!
07-07-2012, 01:16 AM #33
Wish I had better news - cross post from other back thread
Here it is six months later, and I'm suffering from pretty bad bilateral sciatica. I had an MRI done last week and found out my L4/L5 is bulging again along with my L5/S1. At least I don't have the degenerative disc disease any more, but I'm still in a lot of pain and am having a lot of trouble walking. The sciatica is much worse this time around. Much. Both shins, from my knee through my feet, have a constant burning sensation and I get the pins and needle prickly feeling in my big toes and the one next to it and sometimes on the bottom of my feet.
Even though I did my post-op PT and continued with it at home after my required 10 sessions (all my prescription would cover -weird system here), I still didn't allow myself enough rest. I was up and down all the time, bending to check on the babies, picking them up from weird positions, etc. I actually felt something in my back let loose when I picked up one of my daughters two weeks ago and that's started the whole process over again.
Doc wants to do all the conservative stuff again first. He wanted to give me some kind of vitamin shot, and I asked him what the point was. He couldn't answer me, which I found odd. Can't wait to go through another year of this shit. Maybe I can find a better PT this time around. Last time, they were all fucking quacks, and every one of them had some different theory for fixing me.
Since we are looking to get the hell out of Doucheland, I may just leave early and have this taken care of in the States. More expensive? Much more. But at least I can communicate with my doctors better and hopefully, they will listen to me. Germans don't listen very well because they are all experts on everything and know what to do without even asking. It's rather amazing (heavy sarcasm). Plus, if I do have to have surgery again, I refuse to have it done here. I maybe got three hours of good sleep for the four days I was in the hospital last time. Long story, but NEVER stay in a Germany hospital unless absolutely necessary. Horrible experience. Rest? Why would one need that?
Now I'm ranting. I'll stop here.
oh yeah, and I have a torn lateral meniscus in my right knee.
The worst thing though? I can't pick up or hold my daughters right now. That really sucks.
07-07-2012, 11:38 PM #34
Man, that sucks!
Sorry to hear that
The plane ride won't be fun, but maybe you'll find better care stateside
Good luckgo ahead and huck the cornice anywhere!