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Discussion in 'No Golf For You!' started by SiberianDVM, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    I'm depressed as hell right now. Despite my 2 spine surgeries, I am in constant pain, sometimes mild, sometimes severe. I haven't had a decent nights sleep in 18 months.

    I can't play golf (tried, almost fall down). Can't work on my cars for more than 30 minutes before having to lay flat on floor or get on inversion table. I'm taking NSAIDS at least 6 times a day just to keep from screaming. ******* doctors don't have the balls to prescribe narcotics anymore.

    Going to work makes the pain worse, so I have decided to retire at the end March. My income will drop to maybe 30%, so no more vacations or racing. I have started selling off my cars.

    This sucks. Now I know why my mother's 2nd husband almost drank himself to death after he retired.
     
  2. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Sorry to hear!!! The body can make us miserable... especially if it is dealing with something the docs can't seem to fix. I hope you have had more than a single doctor diagnose and make recommendations. Local friend owned a jewelry store. Had spent his entire life on those hard floors. Back got to where he thought he would have to sell the store. Local physician wanted him to have surgery on his spine. He was told the end result could work... or it might not. Regardless, the recovery time would be long and he wouldn't be able to work. One day he happened to pick up a magazine that listed some of the fastest growing businesses in the U.S. One was "The Spine Institute". Within days, he saw a commercial on television. Drove to Tulsa... about 5 hours from us for a Monday appointment. They checked him over Monday afternoon and told him they could do surgery the next morning. Said he would be released the following day, Wednesday. Not only was he released, but drove home that day. Went back to work a few days later and just recently retired. He passed the business on to his kids and has spent the past couple of years rebuilding a stone barn and some cattle sheds on his farm.
    There almost has to be something out there that will help... without getting you hooked on opioids. I can tell you to keep your chin up. Won't help because it ain't me that's hurting! It is so difficult to stay positive. Just don't give up on finding someone... somewhere who can fix it.
    Good luck and wish I was close enough to help in some way!!!!
     
  3. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    God damn that sucks doc!
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Have you tried CBD oil? You can get flavorless oil that you can put right under your tongue, or as I like to do, mix it in beer. Makes my back pain disappear.
     
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  5. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    Tried it. Didn't help me.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Bummer. :(
     
  7. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    According to the radio lately, CBD oil cures everything from hiccups to hemorrhoids.
     
  8. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    See, that only fixes problems that begin with "H".

    I finally got to sleep this morning at 4 and had to get up at 5 to go to work. :(
     
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    If you start at hiccups and go alphabetically, you'd have to go past Z, cycle back to A, and eventually come back to hemorrhoids. :D

    It also fixes [my] back pain. Unfortunately your mileage varies.
     
  10. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    P I L A T E S !
     
  11. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Doc - My back problems were pretty bad at one point...like couldn't get out of bed for a week bad.

    Two things that really helped were squats/deadlifts to strengthen the muscles in the back and a TENS device.
     
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  12. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    That sucks Doc! I'm with Glark a TENS unit helps my back issues.
     
  13. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    A TENS unit didn't put a dent in my back pain.
     
  14. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    I used a TENS unit when it was just in my left leg, but I'm not sure it will be practical with this. I'll try it though.
     
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    I walked around with that bitch on full tilt for about 10 hrs, then used it as prescribed after that.

    Fixed me right up good.
     
  16. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    I use mine as needed mostly on my shoulder. Looks like I’m having a seizure but sure does the trick.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    They're great at parties...drunk guys put it on their face and see who can take the most pain
     
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    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    As I have always said: Wisconsinites are just Southern rednecks who got lost.
     
  19. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Sorry about you pain, doc. Hope you find some relief. Keep us posted.
     
  20. MCDavis

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    Sorry, doc...hope you find some relief.
     

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