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    I will be mocked at school for wearing the machine (I'll need to attach it to the top of my school dress.) But the benefits far outweigh the menial stuff like that.

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    Apparantly swimming is really good for strengthening backs. That's my contribution.

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    Note - this is a very old thread so nobody who posted before Hollykate may be paying attention.

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    Such is Life
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    I'm in the same boat.
    I was landscaping most of my life. I will never be able to do it again due to my back injury which was nearly 3 years ago now. In and out of hospitals, specialists, work cover nightmares etc. etc. It's still drags on now and does my head in. Some docs want to replace my disks with new fandangled plastic ones, others wont go near it as they cant gaurantee it wil be a success.

    I had to laugh while watching 'Americas worst prisons' the other night. They where stuffing pills up thier backsides trying to sneak in thier 'Hillbilly Heroin' or Oxycontin as its called.
    They where paying huge $ for a few tablets. I had to get off the stuff as it turned me into a walking zombie so i have heaps of the stuff just sitting there. If only those scum bags new.!!

    I used to think blokes who complained about thier backs where just soft cocks and bunging it on and some mates think i was 'living the dream' as they put it when i wasnt working.
    Now i felt it first hand it's somthing i wouldnt wish on my worst enemy. It can totally ruin your life.


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    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

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    Such is Life
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    My son was 19 when he stood up from weeding and did his back in. He had 2 back operations but lives with constant pain with high medications..a list just about as long as your arm with fast and slow release opiates and Junista..patches etc.

    He is now 27 and needs to go again to hospital for a Ketamine )or however you spell it drip)
    for a break from the opioids which are then slowly reintroduced and hopefully a lower level.

    He is on 200mg a day now of morphine or its equivalent. Luckily he has another great pain specialist after his move to Queensland.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Such is Life
    Last edited by Rid****; 12-11-2011 at 07:21 AM.

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    There's not a lot of point operating to fix "pain" - because it's not (yet) something tangilbe a doctor can fix. Ie they can operate and relieve a pinched nerve or slipped disc but they can't fix the pathway the pain firing has burned from the injury site to the brain. That requires other non surgical methods. Which could be physio, drugs, psych eg self hypnosis etc.

    And note - orthopods are like carpenters and butchers compared to neurosurgeons or nerve surgeons who are more like fine jewelrey hand crafted minuature watch makers in terms of precision. So never ask an orthopod to operate to fix back pain unless your back is clearly broken and could do with some carpentry. But you should consult with a nerve doctor as well to make sure that operating as per the orthopod plan will not risk making things worse.

    I've got high hopes for some of the new methods that involve stem cells, platelet injections etc - ie just upping the dose of stuff your own body uses to repair itself.

    And - I miss Occy...

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    My sciatic nerve was pinched somthing shocking. I was starting to consider cutting my own leg off the pain was that bad.

    The op's where a success, but then the scar tissue grew back and cruched the nerve again. My doc is one of Brisbanes finest neuro's but even his skills couldnt stop my body from causing itself the damage again.(que the violins and sympathy music please)

    Ive learnt a few ways to properly deal with the ever present pain after trying a few unsuccesful things (like excessive alcohol and others). At least i can walk a bit and to some extent, work again but to do it i cant live without my pain killers and i'm only 34.
    Mind you there are people far worse off. I couldnt go on if i was stuck in a wheelchair or worse so thats somthing to be gratefull for i guess.

    Di dee your son's story sounds shocking. I feel for the young fella. I hope he can avoid the addictive side of those drugs as it can be just as bad as the injury itself. As RID*** said thats bloody unfair and makes me feel silly for complaining about my back. I wish him all the best.


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    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

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