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Hi another newbie

jaba01jjaba01 Posts: 17
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in New Member Introductions
I'm a 48 yr old male living down under in New Zealand.
I have always lived a fairly active life, cycling and lots of water skiing.
I have never really suffered any back problems prior to this.
About 3 mths ago I developed some pain down my left leg. This progressively got worse over time. Went thru the usual procedure of PT, then MRI and then op. Discectomy on L4/L5.
A rather large piece of tissue had gone downward all the way to the S1/L5 area. They even gave me the offending part in a jar. Looks rather large, the surgeons words were it's enormous.
I'm now 2 weeks post op and feeling pretty good. I do still have some numbness in my left foot and if I walk too far I get a dull pain in my L/h calf and hamstring area. But on the whole I feel pretty good.
This as been a great site to find out info and see that you're not the only person to have ever been thru this type of injury.
I am taking things pretty quietly for the first 6 weeks, just walking and a few light exercises given to me by the PT.
I am looking forward to getting back into my cycling with time!
Hopeflly it all heals up well and I can continue with my modified lifestyle. :)))



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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it is good to read you are having a successful recovery. check out the "Good News" forum for more successful ones. good luck and keep us informed of your progress! Jenny :)
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  • Hi jaba01,
    Welcome to the forums.
    Realy very sorry to hear about your injury. But easily you can get here good info or good knowledge about of your injury because some good and knowledgable guys there and definatly they will give you good suggestions about any kind of pain problems.

  • I am feeling positive about bouncing back! I am walking daily, getting a little faster & further as time goes on!
    Getting all the muscles to work properly again is a slow but rewarding process.
    Cheers JR :)))
  • My daughter has this disease and has had 2 operations thus
    far. She has a lot of pain and still ha bulging discs; she is only 38 diagnosed at 36. Just recently her 13 year old daughter has been diagnosed with the same disease. How common is this and what if anything different is available to such a young girl having to face such pain at such a young age We are just devastated. Can anyone suggest anything to help her
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