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Hello all, new member from Ohio
First things First
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I'm 41 married with kids 8} 3 boy's ages 18,12 and 5.
Feel like a wimp after reading some of the posts but here is a little of my story.....
Have always had lower back pain, small amount of arthritis. Fell apart after turning 40 :S sever hip and leg pain. After months of seeing doc's and a series of shots decided on surgery. Went through outpatient surgery June 19, 08 for L4-L5 Laminectomy for large bulging disk with bone spurs and severe nerve inflammation. Surgery seemed to go fine, had a shot to calm the nerves. Freaked when the shot wore off and still had all the hip and leg pain now accompanied with the back pain from surgery. Apparently they explained things when I was still "out" :O Now 3 months out still having muscle pain and weakness along with cold chills almost daily. I told the surgeon about the chills, he didn't think it had anything to do with surgery.....didn't have them before hmmmm :B I'm trying to find out why my muscles are still spazing. Seem to switch places through out the day and stomach muscles are shot :W Still can not sleep in bed, to stiff and sore in the morning to get up. I walk a lot through the day and try to switch positions often. Any suggestions for the fast track back? I'll even go the slow track but need to get back.....
Thank you for listening to my ramblings.