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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-14-2018, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes - means a lot to me. And to all those whose birthdays I've missed - happy birthday and I hope you had a special day.

I'd like to say that I've been absent because of golf but that's not the case. In fact, I haven't golfed in the last two months and the last two times out, I had to leave the course mid-round, and I haven't been in a shop in a few months.

I've been suffering with a severe pinched sciatic nerve for over two months. I've had sciatic pain before but never anything like this.

I've had acupuncture and chiropractic treatments (one of my daughters is a chiropractor), massage therapy, physio therapy and muscle relaxants all in an effort to relieve the pain, a numbness in my right leg from my hip to my ankle. The only comfortable position is laying prone, which has made computer activity difficult to say the least. The last time I spent an hour in the car I almost needed a block and tackle to lift me out as my leg was completely locked up That was seven weeks ago, so my drives have been limited to my treatment appointments. But on the upside, I've been able to read a few books that were collecting dust - Don Winslow. If you're interested in reading (fiction) about the Cartels in Mexico, or the corruption in the NYPD, the books are pretty good.

Anyway, although it's not totally healed I'm happy to say it's getting better - hoping it is totally healed before we drive to Florida in mid-January.

So, I'm back and will attempt to read as many posts as possible and take part in the discussions.
I've missed you folks.


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dam dude...
here's pulling for ya...

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Vince I’m very sorry to hear this . I assumed you were ignoring us due to golf , my bad .
Here’s hoping this gets better quickly. Keep us updated

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I hope it gets much better or the drive to Florida will seem more like a trip to hell. I've been in your situation myself but only for about a week or so the worst time. I couldn't stand the 50 minute trip to town.

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I hope you come good pretty soon Vince.

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Been there done that and it is no fun. Get better soon
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Good luck Vince. There are some cures as you're finding out. A good doctor friend had it bad and ended up having surgery to finally get rid of it totally. A few weeks of not so good discomfort and then a few months to fully recover. It's a bear this getting old thing.
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Sorry to hear that, Vince. I hope you get better soon.

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Get well soon Vince,

I will be undergoing a Bariatric Bypass surgery on December 14th and I'm hoping that losing 100 lbs or more will relieve my sciatic nerve. I've been taking Robaxacet with Codeine to help in the meantime. My wife has had 2 failed back surgeries and is in constant pain. Her sciatic nerves are pinched more often than not. I can relate to the pain level.


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I know how debilitating sciatic nerve pain is. Mine was pinched between two blown discs. Understandably, the Drs wanted to exhaust all treatment options before going with surgery. I guess surgery was my last resort due to the cost and risk involved with it. After about 3 months of suffering (and taking loads of oxycodone) I demanded surgery. In my case it was immediately effective. You hear a lot of horror stories about failed back surgeries so I just wanted to share my success story. Best of luck.
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