Monday, January 10, 2011

Disc Error, Please Reboot System

So remember how you guys have to be incredibly sick of reading about my medical drama over the last few months?  Here's a new and exciting chapter!


That bruise is from a nurse attempting to start an IV on Friday night at the ER.  Although it looks like she did this with a sledgehammer of some sort, I think it was just a normal needle.  It turns out I have a disc problem in my back and a pinched nerve.  Fun fun!

One of the doctors who examined me in the seven hours we were there started moving my legs around checking for other issues.  I told him I was embarrassed that my legs were so hairy.  He said, "You should see some of the people we get in here.  As long as you're potty trained and don't have body lice, I'm okay with it."  HOW IS ANYONE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD?  Better people than me, that much is for sure.

So, anyway, I'm on drugs and scheduled for physical therapy.  The last few months have been such a bummer.  I never have any kind of health problem.  I went years and years without taking even ibuprofen and now I'm like the poster child for ER visits.  It makes me realize that I can't take my health for granted anymore and that eventually, when I can walk for more than half a block without collapsing in pain, I have to work out and get healthy to avoid all this crap happening again and again and again.

This has to be so entertaining to read.  Sorry, people!  Hopefully something entertaining will happen soon.

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Even Cooper is mournful about this new development.

12 comments:

  1. Yikes! Dani is going through the same issues with a disc and pinched nerve as well. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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  2. Dude. That sucks. I hope your back/nerve feels better soon!

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  3. Ok, my border collie just about broke his neck cocking his head to listen to coopie and my lab practically launched himself through my monitor to get a closer look. Taryn, I hope things are better soon!

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  4. I want to bring Cooper to my house. Forever.

    I hope you feel better very soon. This really sucks. :(

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  5. OMgah. That is awful! I hope you are right as rain soon, as in today. I think Cooper might have a shot on American Idol. :)

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  6. Oh that stinks! So much for an ER free 2011, hope you feel better soon.

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  7. My dog, Klaus, started howling with Cooper. LOL! I hope you feel better soon and the rest of 2011 is much easier on your body.
    Patty

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  8. Oh no! I'm so sorry this happened. I was diagnosed with three degenerative discs and one that was bulging back in August. After three months of physical therapy, I'm still in pain. Therapeutic massages, while expensive, have helped. Same with heating pads and drugs. My weight loss efforts have been totally derailed by the whole thing but I am trying to get back on track slowly. Hope you feel better soon!!!

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  9. That's horrible! I always think back pain is the worst (I used to throw out my back regularly as a teen) because there's basically no position you can get in to make it better. I hope they gave you some good drugs and that things are better soon.

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  10. My dog, Klaus, started howling with Cooper. LOL! I hope you feel better soon and the rest of 2011 is much easier on your body.
    Patty

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  11. I want to bring Cooper to my house. Forever.

    I hope you feel better very soon. This really sucks. :(

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  12. Yikes! Dani is going through the same issues with a disc and pinched nerve as well. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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