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hello everyone

catfishmanccatfishman Posts: 185
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in New Member Introductions
hello everyone, i have been looking on here for a while, i just had problems setting up an account, now it is resolved. i am 41 and have a bulging disc l4,l5, and a herniated disc l5,si, i have had physical therapy, 4 epidural injections, and am now contemplating a microdiscectomy, this has been going on for a year now. it was mostly sciatic nerve pain, but most recently my lower back on the left side has started hurting more. i am a material handler, that requires lifting up to 70 pounds at work.that is what worries me about this surgery the most, if i will be able to do my job and support my family.
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  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are suffering with chronic pain! the decision to have surgery requires alot of study and deliberation and time with your doctor!! hang around the forum and see what you discover! don't jump ahead of yourself about your job yet!! good luck and i hope you are feeling better soon! stop by the forum anytime! Jenny :)
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