Where have I been that would keep me from my daily blog?
Answer: On October 3, 2015, I had been on the floor wrenching from the excruciating pain in my back that on the scale of 1 to 10, was a solid 9 constantly…hitting a vision blurring 11 or 12 when getting in the car to get me to the Doctor..which was four times to see 4 doctors. The pain was at the equivalent as if someone had broke of my leg at the hip and (apologize for the colorful language) shoved it up my ass….that was the kind of pain I was in.
As most of you know, I have been struggling for many year with back issues…Lumbar Radiculopathy which was from old football injuries, falling off bronco horses and the many other traumatic experiences life can dish out over 50 years.
Since 2011 I have had four cervical epidural steroid injections. These procedures kept me going for a couple of years.
However, on June 26, 2015 my back told me it had had enough. The only relief I could find from the intense pain was to lay on a firm surface like the floor. This started me on my very inconvenient adventure of laying on the floor in our living room for over 90 days.
A week ago (9-28-15) I underwent Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy . The post-op recovery process was short enough (one week) so as to allow me to finally be able to walk short distances and sit for a short period of time without pain. The best thing about it was this major surgery relieved the pressure on my sciatic nerve enough to allow me to finally get to lay in my bed.
The ongoing (physical therapy) now starts and will continue until August 2016 before I am completely released from doctors care.
Yes, it was a serious surgery. Fortunately, the risk factor of having any problem resulting in me being restrictive from a normal lifestyle was .018%..so I felt it was worth the risk.
What I Did for 90 Days
What I did while laying on the floor was pretty boring. I played Call of Duty, Clash of Clans, Plants vs Zombies 2 and other games on my iPad. I started counting the popcorn texture on the ceiling, but the pain meds kept them moving around so I gave up on that.
I watched every Texas Ranger game..all the way to the very end of the season.
Of course I was on Google+ nearly 24/7. Other than that..boredom was pretty much on the schedule for everyday.
ANYWAY…I’m back to near normal now so..Let me know how I can help.