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Pain sucks.

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Intp
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Posted On: 08/26/2017 at 05:13 AM
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Family,

I am sorry that I have not been on as of late. I've had some severe back problems and have been on a great deal of medicine. Additionally, I've been out of town on an intense business mission. 

It has been difficult to even get up and move but I've had to focus on that mission. It's been unbelievably painful and I honestly have no idea how I've been continuing to move forward. Well, I have a pretty good idea that the pain pills and anti-inflammatory meds are allowing me to function. However, when I get back to the hotel I'm literally passing out. 

We are running out of options and may have a discectomy in my near future unless they can come up with some other sort of relief method.

 

Regardless, I hope to back in shape to be able to actually sit down and play some!  Maybe the pain god will show some mercy and make tomorrow a good day to go crifting with Varder and the family lol! We shall see.

 

 

Regards,

 

INTP

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Replied On: 08/26/2017 at 06:15 PM PDT
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I agree pain sucks, I hope it gets better friend

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Replied On: 08/27/2017 at 05:02 AM PDT
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Oh ouch Intp!... Sorry to hear this and hope things improve soon.

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Replied On: 08/27/2017 at 07:41 AM PDT
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Intp, pain does suck and I do hope you get some relief from it but also some healing from it! Was in car accident in December, injuring back, shoulder and neck. I can definitely relate to some of this. It is frustrating but hang in there and do take it one day at a time. Also, please make sure to take time for you! Hopefully the best way to help you with your back issues will be found and successfully used sometime soon, so you don't suffer no more.

Thanks for sharing with us what is going on bud! I am definitely sending good thoughts your way!

Keep us posted!

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Replied On: 09/02/2017 at 07:14 PM PDT
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Oh goodness, Intp - So sorry to see this!  I can't imagine what you are going through right now but I hope you can find any bit of relief here and there just to give you a break.  I'm sure it can be quite consuming at times.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, my best to you.

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Replied On: 09/05/2017 at 06:33 PM PDT
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Update: I am 100% Pain-Fee in my back and leg (Some surgery related soreness but not on the same pain scale so that doesn't even count lol!)

I had 5 star service from the staff, Nurses and Doctors at: Saint Thomas Specialty Surgery.

Situation: For the past 5 years I have been dealing with back pain, on a pain scale between 1 and 5, two months ago my pain went up to 5-7 pain scale all day so I went to see a doctor and started therapy. The pain progressed to literally "I'm on Fire" 8-9 Pain scale early in the morning or if I was getting in and out of my service vehicle. Something had to be done. Despite a lot of evidence advising against getting back surgery, we agreed to do it based on the surgeon's (biased by nature) recommendations.

My other theory was that someone had made a "Rob Voodoo Doll" and was twisting the leg backwards!

Voodoo Bear

Getting ready to serve lunch to help with the cost of procedures lol!

Pre-Op: Pain was in the 5-9 right up to the surgery!

  1. Care and Empathy: The empathy level of this staff was obvious from the moment we walked in the door through discharge. The surgery and recovery prep Nurse, Leslie, had obviously studied my case and knew all the relevant details including prior therapeutics and procedures, I was very impressed, to say the least. Very squared away!

This nurse was a max level Nurse Expert, with a specialization in Empathy and tradeskill in Max Caring!

 

2. Being unconscious sure makes the time fly ;) The surgery ran a bit long due to some access problems and some things they needed to Min/Max while they were in there. For example, they cut out some bone and that was not part of the original plan, but Doc said it made a perfect 'conduit' for what he was trying to do. It helped shield the nerve and served as an Armor buff of protection for it. Helping keep my body from spamming the Pain Macro 24x7 anymore! It was good side quest that rewarded the protection buff and hopefully will help me do the main story line chain quest [Real Life: Live Long and Prosper]!

Not a super fancy facility but very well organized. I like that they used Radios to coordinate for each phase of the Back Pain Raid!

 

3. Quest Part Completion: As soon as I was awake the Doc checked me out: leg lifts, pressure back on elevated foot, nerve test everything, the results...Pass, Pass, Pass! No friggin Pain! [OMG: It's A Miracle].

Here is a nasty pic of my back with the waterproof bandage (ewwww!):

Ewwww, gross! 

4. Victory!!! Here is me actually sitting in a car! This was a feat that I could barely accomplish without big medication buffs or a stoic /roll, on and off, for the last 6 months!

 

A true smile says it all!

Post Op, the goofy smile says it all! 

 

The only thing that made it even cooler...I had just got back (on time yay United) from a flight back from Seattle for the Gaiscioch West Coast Celebration!

Last Edited on: 09/11/2017 at 03:53 PM
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Replied On: 09/07/2017 at 03:24 PM PDT
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Woot woot! So happy to hear that! I'm glad you got the relief you were seeking.

Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

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Replied On: 09/10/2017 at 12:04 PM PDT
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I'm glad it went well and I had to laugh with how you made it a quest. Only a gamer would ever do that! Glad you got to even go to hang out at the PAX West party and not have too much pain doing it! Sounds like even if they wound up doing things a bit different, it was the best choice by the surgeon. I understand all too well living with pain. I'm usually saying I'm a three on the scale because multiple sclerosis is cramping something somewhere. I'm glad your case allowed for a surgery to solve the problem and now you can get back to the fun!

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Replied On: 09/12/2017 at 06:42 PM PDT
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So Glad to hear that your surgery was a SUCCESS !!!. Look forward to chatting on Discord. See you in game

da V

" FOR THE FAMILY " da V
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