RandyA Posted June 25, 2019 Report Share Posted June 25, 2019 For those at the 2019 ECR you may remember that I was hopped up on steroids and pain killers for sciatic nerve pain in my legs from a ruptured disc pinching a nerve so that I could do my presentations. Well, the steroids are no longer helping and the pain killers are not strong enough to get rid of the discomfort. Truthfully, I am miserable and totally bored not being able to walk without pain, lift or work/play with anything I consider important. Pain currently oscillates between a 7 and 9. Both the camper and truck are just sitting and not getting any summer use. Back surgery is now scheduled for early July. Once the surgery is over it will be six weeks in a brace with no bending, twisting or lifting. I am sure I will go completely crazy during that time. I'm not positive what caused the ruptured disc but I will bet two dollars to a doughnut that it had something to do with working on the Volvo. I did a lot of heavy lifting singling, moving tires and wheels and building the bed. I can't think of anything else that would have caused the disc to rupture. I know several of you reading this have been down the same road with your back. Please, be careful about what and how you lift. It really doesn't take much to rupture a disc - especially if you are a member of the "Over-The-Hill" gang. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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