Hello, im 27 years old and I could use a little help with an injury I sustained.
The subject is the news I got from an MRI evaluation after I wasnt able to recover from a rough fall during an air assult course, I figured it was something that would heal over time so I left it and carried out my usual 15 mile bi monthly ruck marches and training but the pain became unbareable to the point that I felt sick and even passed out which I then saught help.
Right now I am undergoing a series of epidural steroid injections which had worked well but the effects have deminished into nothing, I go in for my 3rd shot in 2 days but considering the track record of about 7-10 days of pain relief im having serious doubts the 3rd is going to be any sort of means to an end.
Im so damn angry that this has happened to me, I want to get back to work at 100%, I want to go to the damn gym. I want to deploy in 2013 im so pissed that I cant do my job at a satisfactory level I apologize but I have to blow some steam off.
Anyway the fact is the disc is bad, its not getting any better and I understand. It seems ive been told all they can do outside of surgery is control the pain, but I understand that if I continue to stress the injury I could end up crapping my pants, id rather avoid that. Ive read forums where people say that surgery caused more pain, ive seen videos of replacment discs ive heard of surgery going well.
Anyway, if I could get any advice I would appreciate it.
Thank you for your time.