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  1. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Fell into the abyss... again... the past two days. It's not so much playing bad. It's not being able to figure out what changed so much in 24 hours. Golf is difficult game... especially when I, evidently, have not one iota of athletic ability in this aging body!:mad:
     
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  2. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    What did you do, if anything, to help it and get better?

    This may be TMI but we’re all friends here right. A few days after it started I tried to take a shower. Try being the key word. Was in the shower and was hot with a spasm down my right leg. The pain got so bad I had to get out of the shower and lay on a towel in the floor for a good 5 minutes waiting for the pain to subside enough to crawl back to my bed. I’ve never felt so old and frail before.

    The worst is the pain but a close second is how it gets in your head. Every step I take or move I make I cringe waiting to see if there will be pain. I’m slowly working my way though that too.
     
  3. SiberianDVM

    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    I hate to keep saying this, but it only gets worse. 4 surgeries later, and I still don't have any pain free moments. I can't play golf, I can't work on my cars, I can't sleep. I can barely hobble around
     
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  4. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    This is why I've declined surgery on my degenerative disc all this time.
     
  5. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh man I’m sorry. I was ok for the last 7-8 years, then pow this happens. Completely rocked my world. The therapist seems to think it’ll get better, I’m doing my stretches as much as I can. There is one I a just can’t do, it just cusses too much pain. I have no idea what I did to trigger it. It’s very frustrating, especially since physically I’m in better shape then anytime since HS.

    Sorry to hear it’s so bad for you. Are you on pain meds?
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    When I herniated my disc the first time they wanted to operate immediately. I said no way and got a second opinion. Went to Dartmouth (top hospital in the area) and saw one of the leading spine guys in the country (didn’t know that at the time). He said I wasn’t a great candidate for surgery since the pain wasn’t to bad and it was mostly nerve issues.

    I’m hoping this doesn’t go the route of surgery.
     
  7. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    A little better morning. 40/39.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    40 and 39 for 79.
     
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  9. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Are you sure that's a regression?:p

    Jim and Sib, sorry to hear about the pain. Really hope it gets better.
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Your pain is real. I had it too. I frequently crawled into a waiting room. I thought I was headed for surgery.

    BUT as a last ditch I had a procedure under CT scan where a radiologist injected a combination of local anaesthetic and cortisone into the disc area. After 3 days I could feel slight relief. So my medicos put me in touch with an excellent Physiotherapist who specialises in backs. Long story short, my back got better and I’ve had no further impingement in the five years since.

    Things I’ve learned since:

    - Many people have a prolapsed disc but don’t realise due to no pain.
    - Most prolapsed disc issues resolve without surgery.
    - Backs like movement and exercise.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    40 and 40 today for 80. Still learning how to putt with the arm lock putter.
     
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    Glad to hear it’s gotten better!

    I’ve noticed that the more I move the better it feels...even at its worst I forced myself to move around even if it was just to walk 20ft down the hall and back to the recliner or floor. At one point on a day that I didn’t go to work, I set a timer for every 20 minutes. I’d get up and move around for 5 minutes-well that was the goal. Sometimes I hit the goal, others I had to sit back down after 2. I’ve kept that routine of regular movement, however little, for the last 2 weeks. Hoping for the best!
     
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  13. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    We had a big strokeplay qualifying on Saturday, the 32 best nett scores to get to the matchplay bracket. I have won this thing twice and was a beaten finalist before, so I really look forward to it every year. Sadly my game didn't turn up. I had three meltdowns leading to an 84. Two of the meltdowns involved bunkers and the other was a lost ball, 8 paces from the pin. I pull my second shot on 11 just left of the pin into heavy rough. We hunted for 3 mins and I had to declare a lost ball. Ended up with a triple. Afterwards, I walked about 5 yards further on and spotted my ball. One of those days I guess. And I finished with 2 birds on the last three holes!! It's a maddening game.
     
  14. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    One of the truest statements about the dastardly game of golf!
     
  15. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    82 yesterday. 81 today.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    44 and 46 for an ugly 90. Arm lock putter is tough to learn.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    See if you can get a prescription for indocin or celebrex. Both reduce the inflamation in your spine. It was like a miracle for me when I went on them.
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    I played last night with IG Jnr and his pals. It was the IGs v. the Young Guns. We played an interesting variant of matchplay using Texas scramble. So each pair both hit our drives and picked the best one. Then we both hit from that spot, again picking the best result. We both putt from the same spot. It means you are going to have a lot of birdie efforts. It's good fun and it speeds the game up.

    We played the first nine holes and were -2 and two down. :eek: The young guns were pouring in the putts from everywhere and we couldn't catch a break.

    But we then went bird, par, par, par, bird, bird, par, bird, bird to be -5 on the back nine and we smoked them winning three and one. A very cool -7 gross total. And a whole bag of fun!
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Wished I could have played with you IG.

    38 and 40 for 78. I "smoked" sssmokin.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    43/39 for an 82. Missed two birdie putts on the back nine that were less than 3 feet long! :<(
     
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