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John R. Hall
John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
As I lay on the table getting an MRI on my back this morning I thought about the changes that a 53-year-old man goes through, moving from infallibility to vulnerability. I might have a herniated or ruptured disc -- from trying to do too much physical labor. I sometimes wish I could be back in my 20-something body, which was hijacked many years ago by middle age. But I am grateful that I am happy and healthy enough to still be a good father to my children. That's what is important.

Hug your kids and keep them safe. The aches and pains are just part of the whole package.

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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    take it easy

    John make sure to do exactly what the doctor say's. Take it easy and heal yourself completely!!
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    Here is to hoping

    it is just soft tissue gently worn (not that it is in any way less painful).

    Your back may ache but your heart is in the right place- get well soon.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
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    Get well

    soon, John and with that attitude you should be good as new in no time.

    Jack
  • Mitch_4
    Mitch_4 Member Posts: 955
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    I feel for you

    Age is a mean mistress...Spent the last 2 weeks recovering from ripping my back muscles where they join my hip..

    did 2 furnace and A/C's...then I am at home on sunday cleaning the pool deck..picked up a friggin pool noodle and found muself admiring the sky and unable to move my legs!!

    MRI and xrays showed I didn't slip a disc and sever my nerves, but it was a scary day in emerg for me.

    2 weeks so far, and I can walk and even bend over..

    just one wrong move at the right time nd whamo!! time off

    Take it easy and recover 100% before tackling anything..my doc says no work, no picking up anything over 10# for a MONTH, then we'll see..oh well..thanks to my buds that are doing my scheduled work for me on their off time as I am out until likely Oct.

    Mitch
  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
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    It is a rupture

    Now I have to talk with a surgeon about my options. At least I don't do the physical work like my Wallie friends and my livelihood will not be impacted. I definitely feel for you guys (and gals) who depend on their backs to be strong. Thanks for the nice words, too.
  • joel_19
    joel_19 Member Posts: 931
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    Ohhh my Ahhhhkin back!

    i've got 1 bad disc and 1 so so L4-L5 and above. Consider rehab and and spinal decompression therapy before surgery. I was scheduling a date for surgery but then backed out. that was 5 years ago and I do ok. I'm still on the south side of 40 though and I don't do much physical HVAC stuff anymore.

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  • Frank M Alleva
    Frank M Alleva Member Posts: 20
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    back

    John...I agree with Joel. Don't rush into surgery. I had a herniated disc L4-L5 that responed to decompression and accupunture. That was 18 years ago. Good luck.
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    JOel

    > i've got 1 bad disc and 1 so so L4-L5 and above.

    > Consider rehab and and spinal decompression

    > therapy before surgery. I was scheduling a date

    > for surgery but then backed out. that was 5 years

    > ago and I do ok. I'm still on the south side of

    > 40 though and I don't do much physical HVAC stuff

    > anymore.

    >

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    Joel

    from what I here you did'nt do much before either ....

    ooohhhhh Buda bump.

    Only kidding, Pal. But I got the bad back thing going too. Just waiting for the x-rays to come back.

    Scott

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